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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:

President Vetoes Bill Allowing 9/11 Families To Take Saudi Arabia To Court

Friday, September 23, 2016

Congressional leaders think they have the votes to overturn their first Obama veto. For the tri-state delegation, it's a no-brainer.

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John McAfee on the Run

Friday, September 23, 2016

The documentary “Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee” investigates the bizarre ex-pat life of the software entrepreneur and his involvement in a murder case in Belize.

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De Blasio Accuses Stringer of 'Grandstanding'

Friday, September 23, 2016

One day after New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer delivered a speech critiquing City Hall, Mayor de Blasio hit back. 

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Cuomo's Friend and Former Aide Charged With Corruption

Thursday, September 22, 2016

After taking on the legislature, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is going after the executive branch with charges against former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

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Stringer Slams Pace of Change Under de Blasio

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The City Comptroller had some tough talk for City Hall on Thursday as he considers a possible mayoral bid next year. 

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Only in New York: Bomb No Deterrent to Free Bag

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cops are hunting for two men who they say thwarted the Chelsea bomber's second device. But it's cool, they just want to talk.

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Can Criminal Justice Reform Still Pass Congress?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The bill is likely to linger until after the November election, when the chances of passing it are even more uncertain.

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City Translates Voter Registration Forms Into Six More Languages, But There's A Catch

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Since July, the city has made forms available in 11 new languages. It's unclear if the Board of Elections is processing them.

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When America Almost Nuked Itself

Friday, September 16, 2016

In the documentary thriller “Command and Control,” director Robert Kenner looks at an accident in Arkansas that almost set off a nuclear bomb.

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Crime By The Dots: NYPD Commissioner's Legacy

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Commissioner William Bratton presided over his final crime statistics meeting Thursday, leaving behind the digital system he created that's been emulated worldwide.

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North Jersey Republican Is a Top Target for Democrats Wanting to Reclaim US House

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Democrats say Republican Scott Garrett is out of touch with his district. But Garrett keeps proving them wrong.

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In The Bronx, a Family Court Gives Special Attention to Babies

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

A new program tries to build strong families by putting the youngest first.

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Bratton's Chief of Staff Makes a Small Fortune Off NYPD Rank And File

Friday, September 09, 2016

Newly-released documents show an NYPD Chief made as much as $777,000 on the side in the past five years off cops vying for a promotion.

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Two Takes on J.T. Leroy

Friday, September 09, 2016

Two documentaries bring different perspectives on the literary sensation J.T. Leroy, whose persona was a masquerade created by the real author Laura Albert.

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Bratton Says Race Relations Are at a Pivotal Moment

Thursday, September 08, 2016

In an exclusive interview with WNYC, Police Commissioner William Bratton says the country is on the cusp of change, but it won't happen until after the presidential election.

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Bratton and NYPD Bigs Trash Inspector General Report

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Bratton says highly paid "amateurs" behind attack on Broken Windows.

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Elected Officials to de Blasio: Stop Hiding Police Misconduct Records

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Three dozen city leaders are backing a lawsuit against the city over the release of records about the cop who killed Eric Garner.

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Widow of Slain Attorney Carey Gabay Draws From Their Life Together to Move Forward

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Trenelle Gabay is working on creating a foundation to help children living in poverty.

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Fighting for Labor

Friday, September 02, 2016

The documentary “Brothers on the Line” traces the history of labor leader Walter Reuther and his brothers Roy and Victor.

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De Blasio Shifts Blame For Secrecy of Police Misconduct Records to State

Thursday, September 01, 2016

The progressive mayor's administration has taken a more conservative approach to the release of police records than mayors in the past.

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