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January 24, 2017 at 6:26 pm

He knew while growing up on the mean streets of the city that his Bronx tale captured a snapshot of a special place and time. Now, with the help of Robert De Niro, actor Chazz Palminteri is taking his story from the silver screen to Broadway in A Bronx Tale: The Musical. He joins us to share his own memories of his old neighborhood, and how his story made it onstage.

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January 21, 2017 at 5:37 am

Tonight, amid a flurry of contentious cabinet hearings, President Trump ascends to our nation’s highest office. Two of New York’s biggest newspapers agree: it’s the “DON OF A NEW DAY.” But what does that mean for our area? We have the details ahead.

Then, a historic day for our nation, but where does it rank in the annals of history? We look back at past inaugurations.

Finally, on the eve of millions of women taking to the streets to protest our new president, the organizer of New York’s women’s march, Katherine Siemionko, joins us with a look at what’s planned for tomorrow’s event.

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January 20, 2017 at 5:44 am

Tonight, in less than 24 hours, Donald Trump will be the president of these United States: a union many say is now divided. The mood inside Capitol Hill? From the left, New York Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney will share her vision on working with the 45th president.

Then, New York Republican Congressman John Faso will be here with his view on working with President-elect Donald Trump.

Finally, a makeover for a presidential namesake. JFK International Airport is set for a major ten billion dollar overhaul. We have a preview of this soon-to-be transformed transportation hub.

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January 19, 2017 at 5:08 am

Tonight,as the inaugural preparations continue for the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency, a preview of part 2 of PBS FRONTLINE’s “Divided States of America” from filmmaker Michael Kirk.

Then, big money, big business, and a toxic society. The Enron crisis nearly destroyed America, and its fallout lingers in the halls of congress to this day. Sherron Watkins, the whistleblower who had the courage to break her silence, takes us inside the scandal in tonight’s episode of “Playing By The Rules: Ethics at Work” which airs at 8pm on WLIW.

Next, President-elect Trump has had a notoriously combative relationship with the press. The Daily Beast’s editor in chief John Avlon ponders what President George Washington would have thought of the president elect and explores how our founding father dealt with the press.
Finally, a new beacon of light shines in Manhattan Harbor! We’ll take you to there.

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January 14, 2017 at 1:42 am

Tonight, on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a question as relevant today as it was when he asked it: where do we go from here? WNYC’s Brian Lehrer hosts an event on Sunday at the famous Apollo Theater where our future and diverse fabric will be the focus.

Then, Sal Albanese is back! The former councilman wants to unseat Bill de Blasio, and tonight he’ll tell us how he will defeat the sitting mayor.

Next, a tribal elder and two Native Americans leave the reservation to demand a return of what was once theirs in a new documentary from PBS Independent Lens.

Finally, we have a sneak peek at a true American Master: August Wilson, in a PBS documentary called The Ground on Which I Stand.

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