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David L. Lewis

WNYC Metro Editor

David L. Lewis is an award-winning journalist with 30 years of experience in print and broadcast media. His feature-length documentary, The Pleasures of Being Out of Step, a profile of the legendary jazz writer, political columnist and civil libertarian Nat Hentoff, opened in theaters across the country in 2014. Lewis taught reporting, writing and multimedia at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism for six years. He was a producer and associate producer for correspondent Ed Bradley on 60 Minutes for five years before going independent in 2006. He was a staff writer for the New York Daily News and Gannett newspapers for 15 years, and has worked for ABC News, Time Warner cable television and various national magazines. 

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

No Free Lunch for Brooklyn DA

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

DA Ken Thompson had his bodyguards pay for his meals. That's a no-no, and it cost him a fifteen thousand dollar fine.

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NYPD Ignores Some Rules on Political Spying

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The NYPD regularly violates rules to safeguard constitutional rights in political investigations — especially in Muslim communities, according to a new report.

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Werner Herzog's Sci Fi Reality

Friday, August 19, 2016

In the documentary “Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World,” filmmaker Werner Herzog explores the internet, artificial intelligence and where technology is taking us.

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Study Says NYC's Muni ID Program Is a Success

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Since a municipal identification card was introduced a year and a half ago, 863,646 New Yorkers got it.

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National Democrat Rallies Local Support To Win Back House

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A top-ranking House Democrat says the White House isn't enough — the party needs to get fired up about winning Congress.

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Sharon Jones Makes a Comeback

Friday, July 29, 2016

Oscar-winning director Barbara Kopple follows the soul singer Sharon Jones over a year as she battles cancer and makes a comeback in the documentary “Miss Sharon Jones!”

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Bratton Says No Second Term as Commissioner

Monday, July 25, 2016

With crime and policing center stage, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says he will step down before Mayor de Blasio's first term is over at the end of next year. 

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Ex-Rikers Union President Pleads Not Guilty

Friday, July 22, 2016

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Not just not guilty, the flashy Norman Seabrook pleaded "absolutely not guilty" to the corruption charges against him.

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Fatherhood with a Ticking Clock

Friday, July 22, 2016

The documentary “Gleason" follows NFL star Steve Gleason as he copes with the paralyzing disease ALS and seeks to leave a video record for his infant son.  

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In Praising Trump, Giuliani Recalls His NYC

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

In his fiery convention speech, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani promised Trump will transform the U.S. the way the mayor changed New York City. 

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Tracking a Deadly Computer Virus

Friday, July 15, 2016

In the documentary “Zero Days,” director Alex Gibney investigates the top secret world of cyber warfare and the computer virus known as Stuxnet that attacked an Iranian nuclear facility.

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Diana Richardson Goes to Albany

Thursday, July 14, 2016

In a year of unusual turmoil, rookie Assemblywoman Diana Richardson is learning how to navigate Albany as she fights for Brooklyn.

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House Panel Takes On Racial Concerns About Policing

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are teaming up with House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans after high-profile shootings by police.

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To Prevent Families From Entering Homeless Shelters, NYC Offers Debit Cards

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The City of New York is trying out a new approach to stop families with children from entering the homeless shelter system — paying them to stay put.

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Killings Again Highlight Gap Between Police And Communities

Friday, July 08, 2016

The week's tragic killings of police and civilians yet again raises the question of how to fix the relationship between police and communities of color.

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Listeners React to a Week of Violence

Friday, July 08, 2016

WNYC listeners called in with their reactions to a disturbing week of violence and protest over the relationship between police and communities of color.

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NYC Officials Send Condolences and Support to Dallas

Friday, July 08, 2016

Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton choose their words carefully after five police officers were gunned down last night in Dallas.

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TV's Hit Maker

Friday, July 08, 2016

The documentary “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You” explores the ups and downs of the maverick television creator behind ground-breaking shows such as “All in the Family."

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De Blasio Points to Flawed Police Training in Recent Shootings, Holds Up NYPD As National Model

Thursday, July 07, 2016

A somber Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's still "reeling" after watching the videos of the two recent shooting deaths of black men by police officers in Louisiana and Minnesota.

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NYPD Watchdog Gets A New Handler

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Maya Wiley is Mayor de Blasio's outgoing counsel and incoming new chairwoman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. She talks to WNYC's Robert lewis about her vision for the agency.

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