AMC's new drama "Turn" premiered Sunday, and it's set in a compelling time: The Revolutionary War. More specifically, it centers around a spy ring that spends plenty of time on Long Island.

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The show is a dramatization of historian Alexander Rose's 2006 book "Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring."

Rose and Newsday TV critic Verne Gay are discusses "Turn. Read their conversation below.