February 20, 2019 at 5:30 am

Bernie Sanders throws his hat into the ring of Democratic candidates vying to defeat President Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Could his entry embolden a Trump run? Who are the real losers of Amazon HQ2’s pull out of Long Island City? Find out! Protests have erupted around the country over the President’s declaration of a “state of emergency” at the southern border. We have the details. In honor of Black History Month, we look at the life and career of “Mister Entertainment,” the legendary performer Sammy Davis, Jr.  100 years of the Institute of International Education, a true “Treasure of New York.” James Baldwin’s novel, “If Beale Street Could Talk” has been nominated for three Academy Awards. One of the film’s stars takes us behind the scenes of this literary classic.

Aired on February 19, 2019. 


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