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February 04, 2017 at 5:36 am

Tonight, as part of our ongoing initiative Peril and Promise, we take you to Long Island where an environmental catastrophe no one ever saw coming threatens the future of the region.
Then, one fast and furious group has a need for speed that’s proving deadly. We team up with our partners at Newsday to take you inside the world of illegal street racing.
Finally, he grew up in a life of poverty, drugs and jail, but chased his dreams to become a voice for his community. As part of our ongoing initiative, Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America, we share the story of artist and activist Daniel Beaty.

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February 03, 2017 at 5:00 am

The battle lines are drawn: The President vs. The Press
Offensive and defensive tactics take hold as the president casts the media to the sidelines, and fake news and alternative facts bleed into our nation’s fabric.
Is this the new normal? What happens when the press suddenly becomes the story? And will the Fourth Estate hold its ground?
Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, Betsy West, Emmy award-winning journalist and former CBS News senior vice president for 60 Minutes, and the Observer editor-in-chief and Trump family colleague Ken Kurson, weigh in on a topic important to us all.

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February 02, 2017 at 5:04 am

Tonight, it has been less than two weeks since President Trump took office, and he’s already butting heads with political activists and leaders across the country, and here in New York. Tonight, we’ll tell you what his rocky relationship with Mayor de Blasio could mean for the city, and for you.

Next, the animal kingdom goes high-tech in this sneak peek at PBS NATURE’s five-part series Spy in the Wild, which premieres tonight at 8pm on Thirteen.

Finally, we may live in an era of technology, but what good are our gadgets if they can’t stay charged? PBS NOVA takes us on the search for the ultimate power source in their new documentary Search for the Super Battery.

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February 01, 2017 at 5:51 am

Tonight, we continue our ongoing investigative series Corruption Watch, as U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara puts Mayor Bill de Blasio in the hot seat without immunity. Will he uncover a City Hall quid pro quo, or will he finally let de Blasio off the hook? We break down what’s on the docket.

Next, as the country debates travel bans and safety, PBS FRONTLINE gives us an inside look at the fight against ISIS, and the terror we’re trying to keep at bay. We’re at the center of the conflict in the battle for Mosul.

Finally, when you think of the subway, you think of New York City, right? Wrong. Tonight, PBS American Experience uncovers The Race Underground, as we travel to the city that beat us to this transit triumph.

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