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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:

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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Streetball, Chinatown Style

Friday, May 15, 2015

WNYC
The documentary "9-Man" traces the history and captures the spirit of a gritty, fast-paced variation of volleyball played in Chinatowns across the country.

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Most NY Dems Not Attending de Blasio's D.C. Event

Monday, May 11, 2015

Many New York Dems won't be with the mayor in the nation's capitol Tuesday as he officially unveils his progressive Contract with America.

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The Man Who Became Big Bird

Friday, May 08, 2015

WNYC
"I Am Big Bird" is a loving portrait of Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has played Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show's first season.

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What de Blasio's Progressive Budget Looks Like

Friday, May 08, 2015

Mayor de Blasio's $78.3 billion spending plan for fiscal year 2016 presents the fullest picture yet of how his administration aims to make good on its main policy goals.

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More Corruption Charges Shake up NY, NJ Politics

Monday, May 04, 2015

Law professor Zephyr Teachout says private campaign financing is to blame.

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Albert Maysles' Portrait of a Style Legend in 'Iris'

Friday, May 01, 2015

WNYC
A joyful portrait from the great Albert Maysles of 93-year-old Iris Apfel, the flamboyant, quick-witted style icon who has had an outsized presence on the fashion scene for decades.

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NYPD Mulls Warnings For Low-Level Crimes

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WNYC
Bratton says city can reduce arrests without decriminalizing low-level offenses. 

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Drawing Parallels Between New York City and Baltimore

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The death of Freddiey Gray sparked rioting in Baltimore, much like the chokehold death of Eric Garner prompted massive protests here in New York.

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NYC Prosecutor Poised To Become U.S. Attorney General

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WNYC
Loretta Lynch has been the top federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island for seven years under two Democratic presidents.

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Hack Attacks on City Computers

Monday, April 20, 2015

WNYC
Russian hackers broke in to a city computer system at least five times last year. It was six months before anyone noticed. Just how safe are we?

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Why 'Listening' Has Helped Hillary Clinton

Friday, April 17, 2015

WNYC
The candidate for president relies on a technique that left a lasting positive impression on her New York constituents.

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De Blasio Looks For New Ways To Get People From Welfare to Work

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The de Blasio administration is dismantling a core program at the center of decades of welfare reform.

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Sharpton Burnishes National Rep At NYC Event

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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The annual National Action Network conference in Times Square this week offers a national platform for the host and some 2016 presidential hopefuls.

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The City's New 'War' on Homelessness

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The de Blasio administration has spent $11 million on a new operations center to reduce the number of people living in homeless shelters.

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Battle on the Water in Sheepshead Bay

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
The local assemblyman says quality of life concerns drove him to propose a ban on party boats. Boat captains and passengers say there is more to it than that.

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