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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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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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