The Debrief Nov 25, 2021

The (Real) Story of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of those holidays with what seems like a pretty clear origin story: the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, where pilgrims celebrated the first harvest in their new h...

  • gabby petito case Oct 16, 2021

    What You Might Have Missed in the Gabby Petito Autopsy Results

    On Tuesday – coroners in Wyoming gave followers of the Gabby Petito case an answer they’d been waiting for: the 22-year-old from Long Island was choked to death. Teton County Coroner Brent Blue made the determination weeks after they ruled she died in a homicide and even narrowed down the window for her death, stating that her body had ...
  • The Debrief Oct 15, 2021

    The Debrief: Breaking Down the Latest Developments in the Gabby Petito Case

    This week on The Debrief, Pei-Sze Cheng takes a deep dive into this week’s autopsy results in the Gabby Petito case, and talks with the team beind Wondery’s The Vanished podcast about why some missing persons cases get more attention than others.

  • The Debrief Oct 9, 2021

    How Long Could Brian Laundrie Live on the Run? We Asked a Survivalist

    Friday marks four weeks since the hunt for Gabby Petito’s then-fiance Brian Laundrie began. Which begs the question: How long could he actually survive in the elements on his own? Laundrie’s parents reported him missing to police in North Port, Florida, on Sept. 17, a few days after he went on a hike at the Carlton Reserve, a sprawling....
  • The Debrief Oct 8, 2021

    A Survivalist's Take on the Hunt for Brian Laundrie

    This week on The Debrief, Pei-Sze Cheng talks to survival expert and instructor Dave Canterbury, the author of the New York Times bestseller Bushcraft 101, about how – and how long – Brian Laundrie might be able to survive in the swamps of Florida or the mountains of North Carolina.

  • The Debrief Oct 1, 2021

    The Debrief: Is Brian Laundrie Still Alive?

    It has been 16 days since Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, allegedly told his parents he was going for a hike in a sprawling Florida nature preserve. It’s set of a massive manhunt – but one seasoned US Marshal says he doesn’t think Laundrie was ever there. This week on The Debrief, retired U.S. Marshal Craig Caine give...
  • The Debrief Sep 17, 2021

    The Debrief: Where Is Gabby Petito?

    Gabby Petito hasn’t been seen for more than two weeks and the search is heating up for the Long Island woman on a cross-country trip with her fiancé.......This week on The Debrief, Pei-Sze Cheng reports from Grand Teton National Park, where Petito’s stepfather is doing all he can to drum up leads and convince Brian Laundrie to tell auth...
  • The Debrief Sep 4, 2021

    Afghanistan After the Withdrawal: What It's Like for One Man Left Behind As the Taliban Takes Over

    When the last U.S. plane took off out of Afghanistan earlier this week — thousands of Afghan citizens who aided the US during our 20-year-occupation of the country — and scores more who were critical of the Taliban regime now in power were left behind.......This week, Adam Kuperstein talks to one such man, a journalist in hiding, living...
  • The Debrief Aug 28, 2021

    The Debrief: What Happens to the Afghans Who Were Left Behind?

    Thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country with only the clothes on their backs....And they’re the lucky ones....This week, less than 24 hours before the bombings, Gilma Avalos talked to a senior fellow at NYU about the terror in her homeland and the families now on hit lists for doing something that was innocent and acceptable one month ago: e...
  • The Debrief Aug 13, 2021

    Who Is Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul?

    Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will be taking over for Gov. Andrew Cuomo after he was embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. Adam Kuperstein talks with someone who’s covered her for decades to get everything you need to know about New York’s first female governor.

  • The Debrief Jul 30, 2021

    The Debrief: Both Sides of the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Debate

    Cities, states, schools – even your favorite restaurant – are all now mulling whether to require vaccinations for their workers and visitors. Michael Gargiulo talks with a doctor about why the mandates are under consideration, a legal scholar about whether any of this is even legal – and a New York City public school teacher who s...
  • The Debrief Jun 18, 2021

    Juneteenth: What You Need to Know About America's Newest Federal Holiday

    This week, Adam Kuperstein commemorates our nation’s first new federal holiday in nearly 40 years – Juneteenth.
    Experts talk about why some consider it our nation’s real independence day, amid the push for a significant New York state holiday that you have likely never heard of before.

  • The Debrief Jun 11, 2021

    The Debrief: Anti-Asian Attacks and Relations With the Black Community

    This week, Erica Byfield dives deeper into the recent spate of anti-Asian attacks and broaches the subject of conflict between Black and Asian Americans – conflict that some say has been weaponized to draw attention away from the real issues. Three experts discuss the current crisis, the unfortunate side effects, and the historical perspective that...
  • The Debrief May 28, 2021

    Looking Back, One Year After George Floyd's Murder

    News 4’s David Ushery, Pat Battle, Tracie Strahan, Myles Miller and Erica Byfield reflect on how the country – and their lives and careers – have changed one year after the murder of George Floyd.

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