David L. Lewis

Investigations Editor, WNYC News

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

Dancing from Vietnam to America

Friday, January 24, 2020

The short documentary "Walk, Run, Cha-Cha" looks at a Vietnamese couple, separated by the war, who reunite in America and recover their lost youth by dancing.

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The Oligarch in Exile

Friday, January 17, 2020

Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney traces the rise and fall of Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent 10 years in prison for his dissent against Vladimir Putin. 

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The Giraffe Lady

Friday, January 10, 2020

The documentary "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” profiles Anne Innis Dagg, who was a pioneer at studying animals in the wild in the 1950s, preceding Jane Goodall in Africa.

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Top Queens Prosecutors Broke The Rules, Then Got Promoted. The New DA Will Decide Whether To Keep Them In Charge.

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

In her campaign to become Queens' top prosecutor, Melinda Katz promised to transform the office.

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The Man Accused Of Hate Crime Went From Wanting To Be An NFL Star To Mental Disability

Friday, January 03, 2020

Grafton Thomas was around 18 when his mom first saw signs her son was mentally ill. Two decades later he would be arrested for a shocking crime in a quiet hamlet of New York. 

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Israel’s Advocate for Palestinians

Friday, January 03, 2020

The documentary “Advocate” profiles Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel, who defends Palestinians that many regard as terrorists.

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It’s So Easy to Fall in Love with Linda Ronstad

Friday, December 27, 2019

The documentary “Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice” profiles the singer who made a success of multiple genres from rock and country to American standards and Mexican folk songs.

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NYPD Detective On Tessa Majors Case Sued Previously With Others For Withholding Exculpatory Evidence

Sunday, December 22, 2019

While the Legal Aid Society is concerned with Detective Wilfredo Acevedo's history, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea praised him.

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The Soul of Big Bird

Friday, December 20, 2019

The documentary “I Am Big Bird: The Carroll Spinney Story" profiles the puppeteer who died this month after 50 years playing the Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

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Five Reasons the Defection of Van Drew Is About More Than Trump

Monday, December 16, 2019

The fight against the George Norcross political machine just might be driving internal Democratic politics in south Jersey more than the impeachment of the president.

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The Ecstasy Of Dance

Friday, December 13, 2019

The new documentary "Cunningham" makes beautiful use of 3D photography to convey the artistry of the choreographer Merce Cunningham.

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The Other Subprime Debt Problem

Thursday, December 12, 2019

A WNYC investigation shows how auto lender Credit Acceptance took advantage of sub-prime borrowers to become a Wall Street darling.

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How New Jersey's Top Political Boss Came to Own Some Of Camden's Most Valuable Land

Monday, December 09, 2019

George E. Norcross III runs a political operation considered the most powerful in the state. Now he owns a lot of the land on the Camden waterfront across from downtown Philadelphia. 

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A Mother Under Siege in Syria

Friday, December 06, 2019

Syrian filmmaker Waad al-Kateab chronicles four years of living in Aleppo during wartime in the documentary dedicated to her daughter in its title — “For Sama.”

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Harlem’s Mecca of Music

Friday, November 29, 2019

The documentary “The Apollo” examines the history of Harlem’s famous theater and its efforts to stay vital in the 21st Century. 

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George Norcross, Tax Breaks and a Wild Moment in Trenton

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Under investigation and at the center of a statewide controversey, George Norcross makes his case before a friendly New Jersey Senate committee.

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The Dark Side of Hot Yoga

Friday, November 22, 2019

"Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator” traces the rise and fall of the multi-millionaire hot yoga teacher Bikram Choudhury.

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Queens DA Latest To Agree To Release Info On Questionable Cops

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The office says it will release its records on officers found to have lied or are defendants in civil lawsuits, but not the records on internal investigations or civilian complaints.

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One Woman's Take On TV News

Friday, November 15, 2019

The documentary “Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project” tells the story of a Philadelphia woman who recorded television news non-stop, accumulating 70,000 VHS tapes. 

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When Schemers Become Dreamers

Friday, November 08, 2019

"Narrowsburg" is a whimsical tale about a small town in the Catskills where an independent film stirred up Hollywood dreams and disappointments. 

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