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November 11, 2016 at 5:30 am

Tonight, President Obama welcomed Donald Trump to the White House this morning to begin the process of passing the presidential torch to his newly-elected successor. Last night, anti-Trump protests erupted across the country, from Los Angeles, where American flags were burned in the streets, to Chicago, where police barricades were erected to try and control the crowds. The streets of Manhattan were no exception. Thousands chanted slogans such as, “Donald Trump, go away. Racist. Sexist. Anti-gay,” as they marched from Union Square to Trump Tower. 65 New Yorkers were arrested, mostly on charges of disorderly conduct outside of Trump’s headquarters and penthouse apartment, and some burned the American flag and effigies of Donald Trump in the street. All of this comes after the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, asked her supporters to give the president-elect a “chance to lead.” Tonight, we fill you in on the protesting and give updates on the many pending legal battles that are moving forward despite Trump’s win.

Next, President-Elect Donald Trump may have taken home a big win for the Republican party, which is not only poised to hold the presidency but the majority in Congress as well. While many in the GOP are excited to hold much of the nation’s power, one prominent Republican is not enthused at the thought of having Donald Trump as our Commander in Chief. Christine Todd Whitman was formerly the Governor of New Jersey and hasn’t been a fan of Trump since the beginning of his campaign. In fact, she’s gone so far as to urge her fellow Republicans to vote for Hillary Clinton. Tonight, she joins us to react to Trump’s victory and discuss how these developments may affect her party.

Then, tomorrow is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday that commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918 and the official end of World War I. In the 98 years that have passed, we take the day to remember and thank veterans for their service to protect our beloved Land of the Free. Here in Manhattan, the New York City Veterans Day Parade pays homage to our servicemen at home and abroad and allows New Yorkers to show their respect and support every November 11th. Held and organized by the United War Veterans Council, this year’s parade is sure to be an amazing event. Tonight, we discuss the festivities with Dan McSweeney and Ryan Hegg, two members of the council who organize the parade every year.

Also, in 2010 DOC NYC began it’s inaugural year in the West Village’s IFC Center, hosting over 60 events over the course of seven days. Six years later DOC NYC has become one of, if not the largest, documentary film festivals in the country, having showcased over 200 films and events last year. This festival promises to continue the tradition as they host hundreds of new, ground-breaking films. We have an inside look at the cinematic excitement to come as DOC NYC’s Artistic Director Thom Powers gives us a preview of what’s to come.

Finally, the Hearst Tower stands as an impressive, geometric contribution to the iconic New York City skyline. The 46-story-tall steel and glass skyscraper sits atop an art deco base that was originally built in 1928 and gives a stunning picture of New York City’s past and present. The building, its construction, and its history is explored in Treasures of New York, Hearst Tower. We have a preview of this documentary with Lord Norman Foster, Pritzker Prize-winning architect, as well as the architect behind the design of the Hearst Tower, who will take us for a unique tour of the building. Also, don’t miss the full episode, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. on WLIW and Sunday November 13th at 7 p.m. on Thirteen.

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November 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Tomorrow is Veterans Day, a U.S. holiday that commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918 and the official end of World War I. In the 98 years that have passed, we take the day to remember and thank veterans for their service to protect our beloved Land of the Free. Here in Manhattan, the New York City Veterans Day Parade pays homage to our servicemen at home and abroad and allows New Yorkers to show their respect and support every November 11th. Held and organized by the United War Veterans Council, this year’s parade is sure to be an amazing event. Tonight, we discuss the festivities with Dan McSweeney and Ryan Hegg, two members of the council who organize the parade every year.

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November 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm

In 2010 DOC NYC began it’s inaugural year in the West Village’s IFC Center, hosting over 60 events over the course of seven days. Six years later DOC NYC has become one of, if not the largest, documentary film festivals in the country, having showcased over 200 films and events last year. This festival promises to continue the tradition as they host hundreds of new, ground-breaking films. We have an inside look at the cinematic excitement to come as DOC NYC’s Artistic Director Thom Powers gives us a preview of what’s to come.

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November 10, 2016 at 6:26 pm

The Hearst Tower stands as an impressive, geometric contribution to the iconic New York City skyline. The 46-story-tall steel and glass skyscraper sits atop an art deco base that was originally built in 1928 and gives a stunning picture of New York City’s past and present. The building, its construction, and its history is explored in Treasures of New York, Hearst Tower. We have a preview of this documentary with Lord Norman Foster, Pritzker Prize-winning architect, as well as the architect behind the design of the Hearst Tower, who will take us for a unique tour of the building. Also, don’t miss the full episode, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. on WLIW and Sunday November 13th at 7 p.m. on Thirteen.

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November 09, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Looking back on last night’s election, historians may argue that President-elect Trump’s victory was a watershed moment for America’s media. Throughout the election, news outlets, have been largely accused and vilified by many in the political world for allegedly giving rise to a political novice- like our president-elect. But as the billionaire businessman ascends to the Oval Office- how should […]

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November 09, 2016 at 5:27 am

Tonight, today is a historic day in the making, but we don’t know how the election will turn out yet. It could be a blowout, a traditional victory that separates the candidates by several points, or it could be a real nail-biter such as the 2000 race between Al Gore and George W. Bush, where weeks of political disputes and recounting delayed the final results. Besides that infamous contest, which immortalized “the hanging chad,” what other election thrillers have there been in our nation’s history? Presidential historian and CNN contributor Tim Naftali joins us with a look back at more close calls in American election history.

Then, on June 11, 2016, 28-year-old Jessica White watched her children play on a playground outside of the John Adams Housing project in the Bronx. She was talking with her mother, Gola White when shots rang out in the area. In a split-second decision that any mother would have made, Jessica ran over to protect her three children; but that decision would ultimately cost her her life. Jessica White is just one of many who have fallen victim to crime in the Bronx’s 40th precinct, and although New York City crime is at a historic low, each tragic loss of life calls more attention to an issue of security in the South Bronx. To understand why these killings persist, The New York Times committed a team of reporters to the neighborhood at the beginning of this year. In a series of in-depth articles published throughout 2016, they documented the lives of those lost. Two members of that reporting team Benjamin Mueller and Al Baker join us tonight.

Finally, between 2001 and 2014, more than 5,300 U.S. service members were killed in action during the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, but out of the thousands of wounded soldiers who made it to combat hospitals, 96% made it home alive. Now, a new NJTV documentary, Military Medicine: Beyond the Battlefield, follows ABC News Correspondent Bob Woodruff to the front lines of medicine and explores how medical techniques have advanced and given hope to our wounded military service members.

Woodruff, who was critically injured in 2006 while covering the War in Iraq, joins us to share his deeply personal perspective towards military medicine and gives us a preview of the special before it airs on NJTV tomorrow night at 8 p.m. and nationally on PBS stations at 10 p.m. (Check your local listings).

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November 08, 2016 at 6:28 pm

On June 11, 2016, 28-year-old Jessica White watched her children play on a playground outside of the John Adams Housing project in the Bronx. She was talking with her mother, Gola White when shots rang out in the area. In a split-second decision that any mother would have made, Jessica ran over to protect her three children; but that decision would ultimately cost her her life. Jessica White is just one of many who have fallen victim to crime in the Bronx’s 40th precinct, and although New York City crime is at a historic low, each tragic loss of life calls more attention to an issue of security in the South Bronx. To understand why these killings persist, The New York Times committed a team of reporters to the neighborhood at the beginning of this year. In a series of in-depth articles published throughout 2016, they documented the lives of those lost. Two members of that reporting team Benjamin Mueller and Al Baker join us tonight.

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November 06, 2016 at 12:01 pm

It just takes a short trip to Leonia, New Jersey to travel more than 65 million years back in time. At Field Station: Dinsosaurs, paleontologists-in-training get a peek into a prehistoric world and learn how to study it as a scientist. The park is covered with more than 30 life-sized robotic dinosaurs, including several that lived – and died – […]

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November 05, 2016 at 5:30 am

The verdict is in, and two former members of Governor Chris Christie’s administration were found guilty on all counts related to the 2013 Bridgegate scandal. Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly were convicted this morning for coordinating the inexplicable closure of toll lanes in New Jersey that caused massive traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge. The transit fiasco was […]

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