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January 10, 2017 at 5:31 am

Governor Cuomo bucks tradition, and takes his show on the road to deliver six separate State of the State speeches over the next three days starting in Manhattan. We’ve got the details of what he said. Next, it’s a question that stretches from Indian Point, New York to Fukushima, Japan: just how do we contain tons of nuclear waste and prevent a catastrophe for future generations? The scary scenarios are ahead in the PBS Independent Lens documentary, Containment. Finally, on this night in 1983, inmates held guards hostage at Sing Sing prison. We look back at that siege and why it still matters.

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January 07, 2017 at 5:13 am

Tonight, Governor Cuomo’s recently announced proposal to offer free college tuition for students sounds like a great plan, but one expert gives it a failing grade. Find out why.

He’s one of many who wants to unseat Mayor Bill de Blasio. We get into the issues with New York State Senator Tony Avella in part two of our conversation with the mayoral contender.

Next, before it was a hit television show, there were the “real” Mad Men of Madison Avenue who manipulated each and every one of us. Their story is ahead as part of the new Smithsonian Channel four-part series The Real Mad Men of Advertising.

Finally, experience a sense of someone else’s reality with the new PBS Independent Lens documentary Best and Most Beautiful Things, which is a celebration of outcasts everywhere.

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January 06, 2017 at 5:32 am

New York State Senator Tony Avella thinks our homeless problem is getting worse, taxes are growing too high, and the quality of life is fading, and he wants to do something about it. In fact, he wants to unseat Bill de Blasio as mayor to make these problems go away. He’ll be here with his plan to fix what he thinks is broken in New York City.

Russians expelled from Long Island in the wake of the election hacking scandal. We have the latest on this drama playing out on the North Shore. Then, if you’re all about the next must have gadget and can’t afford to get out to the Consumer Electronics Show starting today in Las Vegas: fear not. We’re going to take you there and preview the latest that technology has to offer.

Finally, we’re headed to the heights, Jackson Heights that is, for an intimate look at the people and the dreams that make that neighborhood a special part of New York City.

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January 05, 2017 at 6:29 pm

New York State Senator Tony Avella thinks our homeless problem is getting worse, taxes are growing too high, and the quality of life is fading, and he wants to do something about it. In fact, he wants to unseat Bill de Blasio as mayor to make these problems go away. He’ll be here with his plan to fix what he thinks is broken in New York City.

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