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January 25, 2017 at 6:29 pm

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.

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January 25, 2017 at 6:27 pm

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.

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January 25, 2017 at 5:22 am

Tonight, PBS FRONTLINE digs deep to reveal how President Donald Trump, the real estate tycoon turned reality star, defied the odds, ascended to the White House, and what his actions say about how he will govern. We preview their groundbreaking investigation, Trump’s Road to the White House, which premieres tonight.

Then, 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.

Finally, he knew while growing up on the mean streets of the city that his Bronx tale captured a snapshot of a special place and time. Now, with the help of Robert De Niro, actor Chazz Palminteri is taking his story from the silver screen to Broadway in A Bronx Tale: The Musical. He joins us to share his own memories of his old neighborhood, and how his story made it onstage.

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January 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

Tonight, amid a flurry of contentious cabinet hearings, President Trump ascends to our nation’s highest office. Two of New York’s biggest newspapers agree: it’s the “DON OF A NEW DAY.” But what does that mean for our area? We have the details ahead.

Then, a historic day for our nation, but where does it rank in the annals of history? We look back at past inaugurations.

Finally, on the eve of millions of women taking to the streets to protest our new president, the organizer of New York’s women’s march, Katherine Siemionko, joins us with a look at what’s planned for tomorrow’s event.

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