12/3/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Fred Rogers Testifies Before The Senate Subcommittee On Communications (May 1, 1969)

On May 1, 1969, Fred Rogers, host of the then-recently nationally syndicated children’s television series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce Subcommittee on Communications to defend $20 million in federal funding proposed for the newly formed non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which was at risk of being reduced to $10 million. Subcommittee chairman, Senator John Pastore (D-RI), unfamiliar with Fred Rogers, is initially abrasive toward him. Over the course of Rogers’ six minutes of testimony, Pastore’s demeanor gradually transitions to one of awe and admiration as Rogers speaks.
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11/29/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: It’s a Wonderful Trump Cold Open – SNL

Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) gets his wish to have never been president granted and sees how the lives of Michael Cohen (Ben Stiller), Brett Kavanaugh (Matt Damon), Robert Mueller (Robert De Niro) and more have changed in an alternate reality.
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11/28/19 O&A NYC THANKSGIVING MORNING FUNNIES: First Thanksgiving – SNL

Pocahontas’ (Melissa Villaseñor) boyfriend, John Smith (Beck Bennett), comes over for Thanksgiving dinner with her family (Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen).
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11/22/19 O&A NYC SHALL WE DANCE FRIDAY: Diana Ross & Donald McKayle – Soulful Strut at the Hollywood Palace [3/8/69]

Diana Ross and Donald McKayle perform Soulful Strut at the Hollywood Palace March 8, 1969 

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11/5/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Trump Rally Cold Open – SNL

President Trump holds a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico and brings some of his loyal supporters, political allies and friends (Darrell Hammond, Fred Armisen, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Mikey Day, Aidy Bryant, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat) to the stage.
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10/22/19 O&A NYC INSPIRATIONAL TUESDAY: Jemele Hill And The Story Of How One Tweet Changed Her Life (Day Ones)

After her controversial tweets about President Donald Trump, Jemele Hill’s life was turned upside down in an instant. Continue reading

10/2/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: CNN’s Impeachment Town Hall- SNL

Democratic presidential candidates Beto O’Rourke (Alex Moffat), Andrew Yang (Bowen Yang), Pete Buttigieg (Colin Jost), Cory Booker (Chris Redd), Elizabeth Warren (Kate McKinnon), Marianne Williamson (Chloe Fineman), Bernie Sanders (Larry David), Joe Biden (Woody Harrelson), Kamala Harris (Maya Rudolph) speak at CNN’s Impeachment Town Hall.
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9/30/19 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Impeachment Cold Open (SNL)

With the threat of impeachment looming, Donald Trump (Alec Baldwin) calls those closest to him including Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon), Kanye West (Chris Redd), William Barr (Aidy Bryant), Mike Pence (Beck Bennett), Kim Jong-un (Bowen Yang), Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) Eric and Don Jr. (Alex Moffat, Mikey Day), and Liev Schreiber. Continue reading

9/29/19 O&A NYC SPOTLIGHT: Back To School Essentials- Sandy Hook Promise

The Sandy Hook Promise produced a new public service announcement about gun violence. The announcement depicts a mass shooter enters a school shortly after the first day of the new school year.  Continue reading

9/28/19 O&A NYC SATURDAY MORNING CONCERT: Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985)

Motown Returns to The Apollo (1985) a star studded celebration of the 50th anniversary and re-opening of The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. Proceeds from the concert went to the Africare/Ethiopian Relief Fund. The program received a 1985 for Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Program. Continue reading