January 13, 2018 at 5:30 am

The fight over immigration in the U.S. reaches critical mass as President Trump allegedly asks lawmakers why the U.S. is accepting immigrants from “s***hole countries,” and protests take place in New York City as I.C.E. detains a prominent immigration activist. And, as the President vows to stomp out the deadly MS-13 gang, we learn about the Long Island teens at the center of the fight, who are being forced to choose between joining the gang or being sent back to their homeland. Jonathan Blitzer, staff writer at The New Yorker, joins us to discuss these issues. PBS gives us a front row seat as legendary singer Tony Bennett is honored with the Gershwin Prize For Popular Song. And the celebration continues in the Big Apple where he and his wife sit down with us to share their secrets for living “The Good Life.” The story of one of Britain’s most important monarchs continues as PBS’s hit drama series “Victoria” is back. What’s in store for season 2? Creator Daisy Goodwin and actor Rufus Sewell are here with a preview. 

Aired on January 12, 2018.


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