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December 22, 2016 at 5:35 am

There is a crusade going on in Manhattan to stop illegal evictions. We have details on who is at risk and the ongoing fight from AARP New York State director Beth Finkel.

Real estate boom or bust? We’ll show you where you can get more bang for your buck in the outer boroughs, and there is nothing like a Dame: Dame Angela Lansbury, that is! The iconic actress is here with memories of her legendary career on stage and screen.

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December 21, 2016 at 5:47 am

We take you inside the fight by Church sanctuaries in Manhattan to remain safe havens for undocumented immigrants.

A stunning development in Long Island’s Gilgo Beach serial killer case? Is it possible that the former chief of police is involved? That’s the claim, and we’ve got the latest.

He was the visionary architect that saw the future and made it so. We have a look at the new PBS American Masters documentary that explores the work of Eero Saarinen.

Finally, what was supposed to be a look for love, turned into a study in arranged marriages. We have a look at the Independent Lens documentary Meet The Patels which follows the hijinks of one man’s 21st century search for a wife using traditional Indian methods.

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December 20, 2016 at 5:58 am

Tonight, federal and state grand juries have begun hearing testimony in connection with criminal investigations related to Mayor de Blasio. Politico Albany Bureau Chief Jimmy Vielkind has the latest, and also brings us up to date with the political maneuvering in Albany as Senate Democrats fight for control of the chamber.

Then, could President-Elect Donald Trump use New York’s IDNYC program to deport undocumented immigrants? Republican State Assembly members Nicole Malliotakis and Ronald Castorina recently filed a suit to prevent the de Blasio administration from destroying IDNYC personal data, and join us to discuss the current fight over the program’s data.

Finally, it’s a wonderful anniversary! The holiday film It’s a Wonderful Life was released 70 years ago tomorrow. We talk with Donna Reed’s daughter, Mary Owen, who shares her mother’s memories of this holiday classic.

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December 17, 2016 at 7:18 am

ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff gives us a fascinating look at how advances in military medicine are changing the lives of America’s service members. Woodruff, who was critically injured covering the War in Iraq in 2006 and was saved by military medical care, brings his personal understanding of the issues to this special half-hour exploration.

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