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News & Public Affairs

FRONTLINE | Firestone & the Warlord

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Watch Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 10pm | Investigate the relationship between Firestone and the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

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FRONTLINE | Being Mortal

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Watch Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10pm | Join Atul Gawande to explore the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life.

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President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address

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Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill to co-anchor live coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union Address and the Republican Response.

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METROFOCUS: Mario Cuomo, In His Own Words

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Watch Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 7pm & Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:30pm | The late Mario Cuomo looks back at his childhood, his Italian family, his baseball career and his extraordinary political career.

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FRONTLINE | Putin’s Way

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Watch Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10pm | Examine the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Putin’s reign in Russia.

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Governor Cuomo’s Inauguration Ceremony

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Watch Thursday, January 1, 2015 at noon on WMHT WORLD.

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FRONTLINE | Gunned Down: The Power of the NRA

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Watch Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 10pm | Examine why, despite the national trauma over gun violence, Washington hasn’t acted.

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How We Live: The Fabric of Upstate Life

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Discussions around a series of public opinion surveys conducted by Siena Research for the Times Union.

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FRONTLINE | The Rise of ISIS

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Watch Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 10pm | Investigate the miscalculations and mistakes behind the brutal rise of ISIS.

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Election '14: The Race for Governor

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Watch the full debate online | Our sister station WNED in Buffalo hosted the Gubernatorial Debate live.

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Discussion around the themes presented in the P.O.V. documentary 'American Promise.'

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