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February 08, 2017 at 5:30 am

Tonight, State lawmakers release a scathing report on the city’s homeless hotels. With the mayor less than thrilled we’ll break down the findings with an expert on a situation spiraling out of control.
Then, last night, legendary New York detective Bo Dietl shared his plans to take down De Blasio in a run against the mayor. Tonight he lays out his plan to help the homeless get off the streets.
Next, PBS American Experience revisits the Oklahoma City bombing with the story of why 168 men, women and children lost their lives.
Finally, beam me up Scotty! New York University professor David Grier takes us where science has never gone before.

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February 02, 2017 at 5:04 am

Tonight, it has been less than two weeks since President Trump took office, and he’s already butting heads with political activists and leaders across the country, and here in New York. Tonight, we’ll tell you what his rocky relationship with Mayor de Blasio could mean for the city, and for you.

Next, the animal kingdom goes high-tech in this sneak peek at PBS NATURE’s five-part series Spy in the Wild, which premieres tonight at 8pm on Thirteen.

Finally, we may live in an era of technology, but what good are our gadgets if they can’t stay charged? PBS NOVA takes us on the search for the ultimate power source in their new documentary Search for the Super Battery.

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January 12, 2017 at 5:05 am

President-elect Trump meets the press and get his feet held to the fire with questions regarding Russian spying, election hacking, and alleged past sordid behavior. This all playing out in the wake of President Obama’s farewell address last night where he called for unity, and as confirmation hearings continue for the incoming cabinet. We’ve got unique perspective on this historic day from presidential historian Tim Naftali. Then, just after word that New York’s Indian Point will close, does our future hope for energy actually lie in the “nuclear option?” PBS NOVA’s Miles O’Brien takes us inside the debate and the reality. Finally, if you think you’re having a hard time dealing with this brutal winter, imagine what it’s like for animals in the wild. PBS NATURE’S documentary Snowbound gives us a rare glimpse into the surprising survival strategies of “the animals of winter.”

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January 11, 2017 at 5:55 am

Today is day two of the Cuomo “State of the State Tour” rolls into Long Island. His plans, and their impact on our community, are in detail tonight. Then, the weather may be cold but according to reports, not as chilly as the relationship between Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio. City & State Magazine has the latest on what has come to be known in New York simply as “The Feud.” Finally, imagine a nuclear bomb more powerful than Hiroshima hitting Arkansas and wiping ten million people off the face of the Earth. It almost happened! One of the most frightening stories you’ve likely never heard from a man who lived to tell it.

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