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David L. Lewis

WNYC Metro Editor

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:

Cuomo Promises Special Prosecutor "Soon"

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

WNYC
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's prepared to sign an executive order giving the state's Attorney General the power to investigate deaths at the hands of police.

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The Life Behind The Voice

Friday, June 26, 2015

WNYC
“What Happened, Miss Simone?" explores the complicated life and career of singer Nina Simone.

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Cuomo Spent $690,538 in Legal Fees for the Birds (and an Oyster Bed)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

New York State took the federal government to court to use clean water funds for a new Tappan Zee bridge. It lost. 

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Albany Agreements on Everything from Rent Regs to School Funding — But No One's Happy

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

WNYC
Lawmakers announce a string of agreements and executive actions including an extension of rent regulations for New York City tenants and landlords.

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It's Not Easy Being A Green Candidate

Friday, June 19, 2015

WNYC
Inside the hardball world of Latin American politics, a renegade Presidential candidate gives new hope to young voters.

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How to Get New Yorkers to Conserve Water if They're Not Paying the Bill

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Some landlords complain they pay more for water than for heating fuel. That's where technology comes in handy.

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Water Pressure: Why Your Shower Is an Affordable Housing Issue

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Water rates have risen more sharply than heating fuel, labor costs and even real estate taxes. That's putting pressure on low-income households.

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Another Day in the Rent Wars

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

WNYC
A day after rent regulations expired, landlords accused politicians of fear-mongering as hundreds of worried tenants call the city's hotline.

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Not Your Average Wolfpack

Friday, June 12, 2015

WNYC
Locked inside an apartment on the Lower East Side, six brothers turn to watching movies for insight on the outside world.

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Is Hillary Clinton a New Yorker?

Friday, June 12, 2015

WNYC
She had "chutzpah" when she ran for U.S. Senate here 15 years ago. But as New York's importance to her fades, New Yorkers want her more. Andrea Bernstein offers this analysis.

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Teen Who Spent Three Years At Rikers Commits Suicide

Monday, June 08, 2015

Kalief Browder was 16 years old when he was sent to Rikers on a robbery charge. He spent three years at the jail without being convicted of a crime.

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Mayor Pushes Rent Regs Reform

Saturday, June 06, 2015

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio appeared on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show to defend his crime policy and pressure Albany to strengthen rent protections for city residents.

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Police Union Boss Gets Four More Years

Friday, June 05, 2015

WNYC
Lynch claims mandate after winning 70 percent of the vote.

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Police Union Election Results Today

Friday, June 05, 2015

WNYC
The closely watched election for president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association was driven by turmoil in the streets and a longstanding contract impasse.

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Cold War On Ice

Friday, June 05, 2015

WNYC
The documentary "Red Army" tells the story of the Soviet national hockey team and what happened to its legendary players after the Soviet Union collapsed.

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Documents Shed Light On Investigation Into Attica Riot

Friday, May 29, 2015

More then 40 years later, there are still unanswered questions about the biggest prison riot in U.S. history.

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The Professional World of Amateur Porn

Friday, May 29, 2015

WNYC
"Hot Girls Wanted" looks at the professional world of 'amateur' porn in Miami and the steady stream of 18 and 19-year old girls cycling through it.

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Leaping Higher Than Tall Buildings

Friday, May 22, 2015

WNYC
The documentary 'Sunshine Superman' follows Carl Boenish, father of the BASE-jumping movement, who captured on film his increasingly spectacular and dangerous feats of human flight.

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Former New York Governor George Pataki to Join Presidential Race Next Week

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WNYC
A three-term governor sees a path through a crowded field. 

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Next-Generation Plan to Save Public Housing

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WNYC
The city's public housing developments have been decaying for years. Mayor de Blasio's plan calls for NYCHA to raise revenue and cut costs so it can stay viable into the future.

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