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Van Jones' Messy Truth

Today at 10:00am

CNN commentator and host Van Jones will be in the studio to talk about what he saw as the "whitelash" of the 2016 election, working to better understand Trump voters, and his new book, "Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together."

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The Takeaway

Bergdahl Sentencing

Today at 12:00pm

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to leaving his post in Afghanistan and endangering his fellow comrades. The charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy could bring a potential life sentence; the sentencing hearing begins Oct. 23.

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1A with Joshua Johnson

The Purple Hour

Tonight at 11:00pm

Paisley Park, near Minneapolis, is where Prince found privacy & inspiration. It also held a remarkable vault with untold hours of unreleased recordings. That vault is in California now, upsetting a lot of people, including some in his family.

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