David L. Lewis

Investigations Editor, WNYC News

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

China's One Child Policy

Friday, August 16, 2019

In "One Child Nation," filmmakers Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang investigate the history of China's policy of restricting families to one child and its untold consequences.


Remembering D.A. Pennebaker

Friday, August 09, 2019

Documentary legend D.A. Pennebaker died last week at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of extraordinary films including "Dont Look Back," "Monterey Pop" and "The War Room."


Photographer Jay Maisel Has to Move

Friday, August 02, 2019

The documentary "Jay Myself" profiles acclaimed photographer Jay Maisel, who bought a six-story building in Manhattan, filled it with found objects for five decades and now has to move.

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What Made Mike Wallace Tick

Friday, July 26, 2019

"Mike Wallace is Here" profiles the 60 Minutes star in a uniquely constructed film that relies on archives drawn from thousands of hours of his television interviews.


When it Comes to Police Misconduct, Body-Worn Camera Videos Are Slow to Come

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Civilian Complaint Review Board wants direct access to video from police body-worn cameras — just as oversight boards do in San Francisco, Washington D.C. and New Orleans. 


What Happened to Brazil?

Friday, July 19, 2019

The documentary "The Edge of Democracy" explores political upheavals in Brazil that sent a popular former president to prison and put power in the hands of a Trump-like successor.


Data Company Directly Powers Immigration Raids in Workplace

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Palantir Technologies, co-founded by a Trump advisor in Silicon Valley, has created a smart-phone app that helps ICE round up undocumented workers. The number of arrests has shot up.


Environmental Thriller

Friday, July 12, 2019

The documentary "Sea of Shadows" follows activists trying to save the rare totoaba fish from extinction, going up against poachers, smugglers and the mafia from Mexico to China.


Leonard Cohen in Love

Friday, July 05, 2019

In the documentary "Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love," filmmaker Nick Broomfield profiles Marianne Ihlen, Leonard Cohen's lover and the subject of his songs.


A Women's Sailing Crew Races Around the World

Friday, June 28, 2019

"Maiden" is a documentary adventure story chronicling the first all-women sailing team to compete in an around-the-world race, defying sexist naysayers.


A Huge Tax Break Went to a Politically Connected Company in New Jersey Despite Red Flags

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Holtec International told New Jersey that Ohio was competing for its new headquarters — a year after Ohio stripped the firm of past tax awards for failing to create the jobs it promised.


Toni Morrison Looks Back

Friday, June 21, 2019

The documentary “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” profiles the Nobel Prize winning author of “Song of Solomon,” “Beloved” and other esteemed novels.


Investigators Hit Norcross Hospital With Fraud Allegation in New Jersey Tax Break Program

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

With a judge's approval, Gov. Murphy's task force offers new evidence that hospital controlled by Democratic boss George Norcross misled the state to win millions in tax breaks. 

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Up Close with Chelsea Manning

Friday, June 14, 2019

The documentary “XY Chelsea” profiles Chelsea Manning, alternately seen as a whistleblower or traitor, who spent longer in prison than any other American for leaking government secrets.


Rescuing Modern Slaves

Friday, June 07, 2019

The documentary “Ghost Fleet” follows a modern anti-slavery crusader Patima Tungpuchayakul as she goes on a mission to rescue escapees from illegal fishing boats. 


Holtec's $260 Million Tax Break Frozen by NJ EDA

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

The second largest tax break in New Jersey history is on hold after WNYC and ProPublica disclosed that the politically-connected company filed false information on its application.

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Beto’s Run for Senate

Friday, May 31, 2019

The documentary “Running with Beto” follows the Texas Congressman who became a national political figure with an unexpectedly strong challenge against incumbent Senator Ted Cruz.


Warhol, Dylan, Ginsberg and...Barbara Rubin

Friday, May 24, 2019

The documentary “Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground” shines a light on the experimental filmmaker who moved in the circles of Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol and Allen Ginsberg.

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A False Answer, A Big Political Connection And $260 Million In Tax Breaks

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Holtec tried to correct its application for an historic tax break five days after WNYC-ProPublica questioned a discrepancy — and five years after the application was approved.

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Emails Reveal Norcross Family’s Pull Over NJ Tax Breaks

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

State officials scrambled to meet the demands of a lawyer at the firm where Philip Norcross, the brother of New Jersey political boss George E. Norcross III, is managing partner.