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February 01, 2017 at 5:51 am

Tonight, we continue our ongoing investigative series Corruption Watch, as U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara puts Mayor Bill de Blasio in the hot seat without immunity. Will he uncover a City Hall quid pro quo, or will he finally let de Blasio off the hook? We break down what’s on the docket.

Next, as the country debates travel bans and safety, PBS FRONTLINE gives us an inside look at the fight against ISIS, and the terror we’re trying to keep at bay. We’re at the center of the conflict in the battle for Mosul.

Finally, when you think of the subway, you think of New York City, right? Wrong. Tonight, PBS American Experience uncovers The Race Underground, as we travel to the city that beat us to this transit triumph.

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January 31, 2017 at 5:07 am

Tonight, President Trump’s travel ban sparks a battle cry heard across the country, as the nation grows more divided by the day. We’ll take you inside the protests for an exclusive interview with Steven Choi, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, and one of the men who inspired the demonstrations.

Next, Jack Ford and Rafael Pi Roman track the president’s executive order, from the streets to the courts, as we probe whether the ban follows the letter of the law.

Then, yesterday, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York celebrated 100 years of service with a luncheon featuring distinguished speakers such as Sen. Chuck Schumer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The organization’s executive director, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, discusses what the organization is doing to help immigrants and refugees and how they will work with the Trump administration.

Finally, we preview a truly inspiring POV documentary called Seven Songs for a Long Life, which follows a few brave men and women who’ve learned to live life to the fullest when every moment counts.

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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 05, 2017 at 5:42 am

Tonight, an LIRR train came off its tracks at the busy Atlantic Station terminal in Brooklyn at the height of today’s morning rush hour. We have the latest on the incident that injured over one hundred commuters, it’s a pristine piece of New York that is being hotly contested. Just where will you stand on the Boreas Ponds debate? We have the details, and NYC Winter Jazzfest begins tomorrow. If you’re in need of something to warm you up during the coming arctic blast, fear not: hot jazz is on the way. We have a preview of the NYC Winter Jazzfest, which will scat around the city from January 5th through January 10th.

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