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October 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

2017 is quickly approaching, and for Mayor Bill De Blasio, that means having to choose between running for re-election or passing the torch on to someone else. In 2013, De Blasio won the election by a landslide, with nearly 75% of the overall vote and 96% of the Black American vote. Nearly four years later, the polls may show very different results. In fact, an influential group of Black church leaders is so disappointed with the mayor and some of his economic policies that it’s trying to ensure he doesn’t get a second term. Reverend Dr. Johnnie Green, Pastor of Mount Neboh Baptist Church in Harlem, is the President of Mobilizing Preachers and Communities, the group that is trying to oust De Blasio. Reverend Dr. Green tells us why the mayor would have to “make a very sharp U-turn, and he would have to do it quick” in order to get the support of his organization back.

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October 12, 2016 at 5:30 am

Tonight, as time ticks away, the Trump and Clinton campaigns become more and more about numbers, but events from both sides of the aisle this weekend have caused public opinion to sway. Between the release of a 2005 recording of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women and a press conference with women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct, everything seemed to come to a head at the second presidential debate on Sunday night. The drama escalated as each candidate took aggressive swipes at each other on every topic possible. As the dust settles from a turbulent weekend in politics, many in the Republican Party are turning their backs on their own nominee, Donald Trump, even going as far as urging him to bow out. All these events have affected the standings of both candidates, but they each seem determined to see this race through to the end. Tonight, we speak to political writer Harry Enten from his headquarters at 538, to update you on everything you need to know from this constantly-changing race to the White House.

Next, if this past Sunday’s presidential debate is any indicator, the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could be one of the most contentious in modern times. But what does it take to run for the most powerful office in the world? The Contenders: 16 for ’16 is a PBS series that looks at the most compelling and influential presidential campaigns of the past fifty years using first-hand accounts from many former presidential hopefuls, from Jesse Jackson and Howard Dean to Gary Hart and Pat Buchanan. Carlos Watson, host of The Contenders: 16 for ’16 and editor of OZY Media, takes us inside the next episode titled “The Conservatives,” airing tonight at 8 p.m. on Thirteen, which explores the campaigns of Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee in the 1964 election, and President Ronald Reagan.

Then, tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish ‘Day of Atonement.’ In honor of the reverent holiday, we bring you a unique story in Jewish history that would have been largely forgotten if not for a Catholic priest. Father Patrick Desbois spent over a decade traveling across Eastern Europe in search of mass graves used by Nazi Germany killing squads to bury some 2 million Jews — roughly a third of those who died during the Holocaust. We sit down with Desbois to talk about his work and his goal: to learn from the past and stop this kind of genocide from happening again.

Finally, while New York is working on completing the Second Avenue subway line and Williamsburg prepares for the impending shutdown of the L train, London has embarked on a massive transit project of its own. The Crossrail Project is a super tunnel that will connect one end of London to the other and create 26 miles of new tunnels and connections to existing infrastructure. For the jam-packed, centuries-old city, this feat is no easy task and is filled with challenges and hazards at every turn. A new Nova documentary called Super Tunnel takes its audience underground to explain the importance of the new line while exploring risks this project poses to the city’s existing infrastructure. Tonight, NOVA Senior Producer Chris Schmidt takes us inside the film and gives us an exclusive look at Europe’s largest construction project.

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October 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm

As time ticks away, the Trump and Clinton campaigns become more and more about numbers, but events from both sides of the aisle this weekend have caused public opinion to sway. Between the release of a 2005 recording of Donald Trump making lewd comments about women and a press conference with women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct, everything seemed to come to a head at the second presidential debate on Sunday night. The drama escalated as each candidate took aggressive swipes at each other on every topic possible. As the dust settles from a turbulent weekend in politics, many in the Republican Party are turning their backs on their own nominee, Donald Trump, even going as far as urging him to bow out. All these events have affected the standings of both candidates, but they each seem determined to see this race through to the end. Tonight, we speak to political writer Harry Enten from his headquarters at 538, to update you on everything you need to know from this constantly-changing race to the White House.

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October 11, 2016 at 6:28 pm

If this past Sunday’s presidential debate is any indicator, the presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton could be one of the most contentious in modern times. But what does it take to run for the most powerful office in the world? The Contenders: 16 for ’16 is a PBS series that looks at the most compelling and influential presidential campaigns of the past fifty years using first-hand accounts from many former presidential hopefuls, from Jesse Jackson and Howard Dean to Gary Hart and Pat Buchanan. Carlos Watson, host of The Contenders: 16 for ’16 and editor of OZY Media, takes us inside the next episode titled “The Conservatives,” airing tonight at 8 p.m. on Thirteen, which explores the campaigns of Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee in the 1964 election, and President Ronald Reagan.

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October 11, 2016 at 5:30 am

If you’re from New Jersey, expect an unpleasant surprise when you go to fill up your gas tank. The price per gallon for gas is going to hike up 23 cents, a price that Governor Chris Christie has agreed on with the state’s Democratic leaders. Where will the added nickels and dimes go? The state’s depleted transportation fund, which foots […]

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October 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

You may know Danny Aiello from his roles in iconic films, from Moonstruck to his Academy Award-nominated performance as pizzeria owner Sal Frangione in Spike Lee’s 1989 Do the Right Thing. But ‘actor’ is not the only role he’s played in the course of his life. Recently he’s revealed more of himself in his autobiography I Only Know Who I […]

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October 08, 2016 at 5:30 am

Tonight, anticipation is mounting as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump get ready for their second presidential debate on Sunday. The rematch at Washington University in St. Louis comes almost two weeks after Clinton, the Democratic nominee, won their first showdown by consensus. Trump, the Republican nominee, was criticized for being ill-prepared and hopes to improve on that performance after working with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. But will that be enough to help him capture the second debate? Or will Clinton continue to ride the wave of momentum and emerge victorious once again? Joining us tonight with a preview are Amy Holmes, a political analyst for the polling company Rasmussen Reports, and Mike Morey, a Democratic strategist who has worked for both New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Then, America has narrowed it down to two choices: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Both have spent decades in the public eye; Hillary as the First Lady and a political powerhouse who could hold her own in Washington and Donald as a successful business tycoon. And in little more than a month, one of them will hold one of the most powerful offices in the world, thanks to the people of this nation. A new FRONTLINE documentary coming to PBS dives into pivotal moments in each candidate’s life to paint a clearer picture of who they are. Using interviews with close friends and trusted advisors, The Choice examines the two people vying for the title of President of the United States. Producer Mike Wiser joins us to talk more about the documentary.

Next, two of the biggest issues in this year’s presidential election are rising income inequality and stagnating economic mobility. Not only that, but these issues are everyday concerns for millions of Americans who used to buy into the idea that hard work leads to prosperity. Political comedian John Fugelsang is taking a candid look at these issues in his new documentary, Dream On, where he retraces the journey of French sociologist and political theorist Alexis de Tocqueville to see if the optimistic spirit of the American Dream is as existent as it was in 1831. In this latest installment of Chasing the Dream, John Fugelsang joins us to discuss the film and his findings before it airs tonight on PBS.

Then finally, Comic Con is set to be a super event this year, and it’s not just the classic superhero fans that are turning out in droves to attend. In fact, some fans might not even look alive! The Walking Dead is invading the festivities as the cast and crew of the hit show takes over Madison Square Garden and gives fans a sneak peek of the new season premiering October 23rd. Between the zombie extras, intense makeup, special effects, and ever-changing cast, it’s clear that lots of moving parts go into the making of a number one show on television. The Walking Dead’s Executive Producer and CEO of Skybound Entertainment David Alpert joins us with a look into the show and its new season that is sure to knock fans dead!

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October 07, 2016 at 6:29 pm

Anticipation is mounting as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump get ready for their second presidential debate on Sunday. The town hall rematch at Washington University in St. Louis comes almost two weeks after Clinton, the Democratic nominee, won their first showdown by consensus. Trump, the Republican nominee, was criticized for being ill-prepared and hopes to improve on that performance after […]

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