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March 02, 2016 at 8:26 am

FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten joins us to explain what’s at stake as voters in more than a dozen states prepare to make their pick for each party’s presidential nominee. The senior political writer will tell us what a good night would look like for the major players from both parties and predict who from the GOP field will be the next candidate to drop out of the race. Does Super Tuesday’s impact on the presidential election really hold up to the hype? American Presidential Historian and American University History Professor Allan Lichtman walks us through the event’s past and explains how much it matters when it comes to deciding the eventual nominees. Outer Space has been the final frontier for some time now, but Scott Kelly is about to end a historic year-long stint in that frontier. Former NASA Astronaut and Columbia University’s Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Michael Massimino, stops by to tell us about Kelly’s historic mission. Find out what challenges Kelly will face upon his return and what this mission means for space exploration and discovery. The story of Dead Horse Bay is a little known chapter in the history of New York City’s development, and a lesser-known portion of Robert Moses involvement in changing the area’s landscape. ABC News Digital Producer Evan Simon joins us to discuss why this bay is considered trash to some but a treasure to others.

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March 01, 2016 at 6:48 pm

FiveThirtyEight’s Harry Enten joins us to explain what’s at stake as voters in more than a dozen states prepare to make their pick for each party’s presidential nominee. The senior political writer will tell us what a good night would look like for the major players from both parties and predict who from the GOP field will be the next candidate to drop out of the race.

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February 27, 2016 at 6:00 am

Known as “Super Tuesday,” voters in more than a dozen states will make their presidential pick known next week on March 1. With so many caucuses and primaries taking place across the country, the 2016 presidential election is sure to see some changes. We sit down with Washington Post Columnist Chris Cillizza to talk about Super Tuesday and the Democratic Primary in South Carolina set for tomorrow. See if your favorite candidates may be continuing on the campaign trail or packing up to go home this time next week. We finish up our conversation with U.S. Sen. Cory Booker. Tonight we delve into the Black Lives Matter movement, race relations, the upcoming presidential election and Obama’s potential Supreme Court nominee. The New York Public Library is featuring an exhibit titled “Black Suburbia: From Levittown to Ferguson,” which explores segregation and its history in communities across America. The exhibit’s manager Isissa Komada-John joins us to talk about the impact then and now. We speak with filmmaker June Cross, whose Independent Lens film “Wilhemina’s War,” showcases a community in South Carolina dealing with the harsh reality of AIDS.

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February 26, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Known as “Super Tuesday,” voters in more than a dozen states will make their presidential pick known next week on March 1. With so many caucuses and primaries taking place across the country, the 2016 presidential election is sure to see some changes. We sit down with Washington Post Columnist Chris Cillizza to talk about Super Tuesday and the Democratic Primary in South Carolina.

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February 26, 2016 at 10:32 am

U.S. Sen. and former Mayor of Newark Cory Booker (D-N.J.), joins us in this two-part interview to discuss criminal justice reform, his opinions on the open seat in the Supreme Court and coming working across the aisle in his new book, “United.” In honor of Black History Month, we talk to Martin Luther King III about the highlights of his father’s work in civil rights and what he may think of today’s race issues and social movements, such as Black Lives Matter. Maurice Hines is a dancer and performer who has watched his art form–tap dancing–evolve through the years. He joins us to discuss his career, dancing with his brother and how he is helping the performing art form adapt to a new era.

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