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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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January 04, 2017 at 5:32 am

Tonight, the Second Avenue Subway is up and running after decades in the making and around $4.5 billion spent. We’re going underground with amNY to learn what it means for straphangers.

Next, with just weeks until the inauguration of Donald Trump, FRONTLINE looks at the man who went from real estate mogul and reality show host to the presidency. Then,

racial bias in New York’s prison system. An investigation and it’s sobering findings from New York Times reporters Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz. Finally, filmmaker Sidney Lumet made magic on the silver screen. Tonight, we’ll take a look at the man behind the camera and a true American Master who brought us classics like 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon.

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