David L. Lewis is a veteran New York City 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, opens 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:
Friday, January 29, 2016
The documentary JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY profiles the photojournalist who became the first American citizen killed by ISIS.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Anthony Weiner, Gloria Vanderbilt and Robert Mapplethorpe are among the subjects making documentary debuts at the Sundance Film Festival starting this week.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
De Blasio's plan includes new federal grant money to pay for ongoing Sandy repairs along with increased pension investments as the city's retiree population lives longer.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
One month after WNYC reported on record-long response times, Mayor de Blasio plans to add $5.4 million to expand the number of ambulance tours and get paramedics to the scene faster.
Friday, January 15, 2016
The five feature documentaries nominated for this year's Oscar are split between tales of international conflict and inner conflict.
Friday, January 08, 2016
The documentary TROUBLEMAKERS: THE STORY OF LAND ART profiles the artists who broke away from traditional painting and sculpture to create epic projects from the earth.
Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Gov. Cuomo’s executive order to remove the homeless off the streets when the temperature drops to 32 degrees hasn’t changed how the city deals with street homelessness.
Friday, January 01, 2016
Make a New Year’s resolution to enhance your cinematic knowledge with “The Story of Film," a deep and different perspective on film history.
Friday, January 01, 2016
A round-table of local WNYC reporters take a tour through some of the biggest local news stories from 2015, and look forward to what 2016 may bring in New York City.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Documentarian Michael Moore goes abroad looking for the best ideas to seize for America.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
In the wake of a WNYC report on problems with his rental subsidy program, the mayor is vowing to crack down on landlords who discriminate against the homeless.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
After years of resistance, the NYPD is teaching officers how to avoid using force when approaching the mentally ill. It requires compassion, empathy and staying calm.
Friday, December 18, 2015
After 10 years of filming, the 10-hour true-crime story “Making a Murderer” debuts on Netflix.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
In PART THREE of our special series on homelessness in New York, Shakira Crawford makes more calls and visits the other side of town, but still can't catch a break.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Shakira Crawford, a homeless mother of three, spends a fraught summer looking for an apartment, as told in PART TWO of our series The Long Way Home.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Shakira Crawford is a working mother without a place to live. In PART ONE of our special series The Long Way Home, she puts the city's new homeless voucher program to the test.
Friday, December 11, 2015
In the documentary "Top Spin," three dedicated teenagers compete to be among the youngest players of the US Olympic Table Tennis team.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The mayor stressed his commitment to reducing ambulance response times, one day after a WNYC report on how long people with a medical emergency have to wait.
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Danny Cruz waited 12 minutes for an ambulance to respond to the asthma attack that killed him. Two decades after EMS became part of the Fire Department, the merger still needs work.
Friday, December 04, 2015
The beloved book “Hitchcock/Truffaut” has been turned into a documentary with the legendary directors and other master filmmakers.