January 04, 2017 at 5:32 am

Tonight, the Second Avenue Subway is up and running after decades in the making and around $4.5 billion spent. We’re going underground with amNY to learn what it means for straphangers.

Next, with just weeks until the inauguration of Donald Trump, FRONTLINE looks at the man who went from real estate mogul and reality show host to the presidency. Then,

racial bias in New York’s prison system. An investigation and it’s sobering findings from New York Times reporters Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz. Finally, filmmaker Sidney Lumet made magic on the silver screen. Tonight, we’ll take a look at the man behind the camera and a true American Master who brought us classics like 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon.

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December 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

Tonight, in a year dominated by headlines about the election, Hamilton, and fake news, WNYC host Brian Lehrer joins us with a look back at 2016 and the impact of Donald Trump becoming president-elect, one of the biggest stories of 2016 were the news stories that weren’t: fake news. Journalist Kate Snow, NBC News national correspondent, anchor of NBC Nightly News Sunday and the anchor of MSNBC’s Live with Kate Snow, joins us with a look at the impact of fake news and what it means for journalists moving forward, and finally, it’s the sold-out show that’s created a revolution on and off the stage. Imogen Lloyd Webber, senior editor of Broadway.com, joins us with a look back at Hamilton: An American Musical’s impact on the Great White Way and beyond.

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