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February 16, 2017 at 5:28 am

First, a jury found Pedro Hernandez guilty for the murder of Etan Patz. Next,the daughter of feminist icon Bella Abzug, speaks out about why she feels women’s rights are eroding under the Trump administration. Then, see how robotic cameras designed to look like animals are being used to capture how animals think and feel in their natural habitat. Finally, find […]

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February 15, 2017 at 5:26 am

First, we’ll take a look at Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address. Next, PBS American Experience shows the 1992 standoff at “Ruby Ridge” which is said to have given rise to the modern American Militia Movement. Then, we also get new insight into the University of Texas-Austin mass shooting. Finally, once almost a lost treasure of New […]

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February 08, 2017 at 5:30 am

Tonight, State lawmakers release a scathing report on the city’s homeless hotels. With the mayor less than thrilled we’ll break down the findings with an expert on a situation spiraling out of control.
Then, last night, legendary New York detective Bo Dietl shared his plans to take down De Blasio in a run against the mayor. Tonight he lays out his plan to help the homeless get off the streets.
Next, PBS American Experience revisits the Oklahoma City bombing with the story of why 168 men, women and children lost their lives.
Finally, beam me up Scotty! New York University professor David Grier takes us where science has never gone before.

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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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January 28, 2017 at 5:44 am

Tonight, a border war on Fifth Avenue? Sort of. On one side: Trump Tower. On the other: neighboring businesses. In between: a sea of traffic, barriers, and secret service. A recipe for disaster? You bet! But what is its financial impact on the city? Find out the inside story tonight from New York City councilmember Dan Garodnick, whose district is the site of where this battle is playing out.
Next, years after Hurricane Sandy hit, many of our neighbors still long to go home but can’t. We hear how the Nature Conservancy is working to relocate families with flooded homes.
Then, today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and as the world honors the six million murdered in Hitler’s gas chambers, we take you to a Long Island institution whose job it is to ensure that we “never forget.”
Finally, you’ve heard of the Emmys, the Tonys, and the Oscars. Now, find out about the duPont Awards and why, in this age of alternative facts, they matter now more than ever.

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January 27, 2017 at 6:29 pm

A border war on Fifth Avenue? Sort of. On one side: Trump Tower. On the other: neighboring businesses. In between: a sea of traffic, barriers, and secret service. A recipe for disaster? You bet! But what is its financial impact on the city? Find out the inside story tonight from New York City councilmember Dan Garodnick, whose district is the site of where this battle is playing out.

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