Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to send low and middle-class students to college for free. Sounds like a great plan. So, why is the Chairman of the New York State Assembly’s Puerto Rican/Hispanic Task Force crying foul? Assemblyman Marcos Crespo is here to explain why Cuomo’s proposal is broken, and why New York’s neediest will be left out.
Alexander Hamilton, our rock star Founding Father, did not throw away his shot. But, it was his wife Eliza who provided one for thousands of children, and continues to do so even today. We take a look back to see how the orphanage she founded still lives on and continues to help New York City’s children.
Are you inspired by Eliza Hamilton’s story? Learn more about how Graham Windham is fighting to give every child and family their shot.
Do you have what it takes to change the life of a child? If so, now’s your chance! It’s mentoring month, and as part of our ongoing Chasing the Dream initiative, we have the details about the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative and the impact it will make on the city’s poorest students.
Rachel Carson revolutionized the lives of every American with her book Silent Spring, which launched the modern environmental movement. Her American experience is ours, and we have her story ahead.
Tonight,as the inaugural preparations continue for the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency, a preview of part 2 of PBS FRONTLINE’s “Divided States of America” from filmmaker Michael Kirk.
Then, big money, big business, and a toxic society. The Enron crisis nearly destroyed America, and its fallout lingers in the halls of congress to this day. Sherron Watkins, the whistleblower who had the courage to break her silence, takes us inside the scandal in tonight’s episode of “Playing By The Rules: Ethics at Work” which airs at 8pm on WLIW.
Next, President-elect Trump has had a notoriously combative relationship with the press. The Daily Beast’s editor in chief John Avlon ponders what President George Washington would have thought of the president elect and explores how our founding father dealt with the press.
Finally, a new beacon of light shines in Manhattan Harbor! We’ll take you to there.
Tonight, with President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration just days away, PBS FRONTLINE pulls back the fabric of our polarized country to examine how we got here, and what may lie ahead.
Next, as President Trump heads to the White House, a warning from our first president to future generations. Find out what worried George Washington, and why it matters today from John Avlon, editor in chief of The Daily Beast.
Finally, by 2044, America will no longer be a country where whites are the majority. Will we embrace the demographic shift, or fight against it? Earl Lewis, the president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, engages in the debate.
Tonight, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a question as relevant today as it was when he asked it: where do we go from here? WNYC’s Brian Lehrer hosts an event on Sunday at the famous Apollo Theater where our future and diverse fabric will be the focus.
Then, Sal Albanese is back! The former councilman wants to unseat Bill de Blasio, and tonight he’ll tell us how he will defeat the sitting mayor.
Next, a tribal elder and two Native Americans leave the reservation to demand a return of what was once theirs in a new documentary from PBS Independent Lens.
Finally, we have a sneak peek at a true American Master: August Wilson, in a PBS documentary called The Ground on Which I Stand.