David L. Lewis

Investigations Editor, WNYC News

David L. Lewis appears in the following:

Wrestling Their Way to College

Friday, February 22, 2019

The documentary "Wrestle" is set at a failing high school in Huntsville, Alabama, where a coach mentors students to get scholarships for wrestling.


Black America on Wheels

Friday, February 15, 2019

The documentary “United Skates” looks at black communities formed around roller skating across America, and the struggle to keep rinks open against a wave of closures.


Councilman Wants to Reform Selection Process for Public Housing Managers

Friday, February 08, 2019

This, after a WNYC investigation revealed the troubling record of a company selected by the city to run the first project involving private management in public housing.


Remembering Teddy Pendergrass

Friday, February 08, 2019

The documentary "Teddy Pendergrass: If You Don't Know Me" looks back at the life of the iconic singer whose rise was cut short by a tragic car accident.

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NYCHA Hires Private 'Slumlord' to Run Public Housing

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Wavecrest Management's new tenants at a NYCHA project in Queens are happy — so far. But Bronx tenants and activists who've known the company longer? Not so much.


Embedded with Syria’s Islamic Militants

Friday, February 01, 2019

For the film “Of Fathers and Sons,” Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki returned from exile to embed with Islamic militants in his homeland for over two years.

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Shutdown Was Test for Jeffries

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The longest government shutdown in U.S. history was an early test for Brooklyn Rep. Hakeem Jeffries in his new role as chair of the House Democratic caucus. Colleagues say he passed.


The Glory Boys of New York Tabloids

Friday, January 25, 2019

The documentary “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists” profiles the legendary New York newspaper columnists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill.


Democracy, from Plato to Trump

Friday, January 18, 2019

In the documentary “What is Democracy?”, filmmaker Astra Taylor explores the meaning and challenges of our political system.

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Hillbilly Pride

Friday, January 11, 2019

In the documentary “Hillbilly,” filmmakers Ashley York and Sally Rubin look at the people of Appalachia and counter stereotypes of the region.

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Webcams in China

Friday, January 04, 2019

The documentary “People’s Republic of Desire” looks at live-streaming performers who attract hundreds of thousand of working-class fans as well as rich patrons.


A Mother in Prison

Friday, December 28, 2018

The documentary “The Sentence” follows three girls who grow up while their mother serves multiple years in prison due to the controversial laws requiring mandatory minimum sentences.


The Rise and Fall of Roger Ailes

Friday, December 21, 2018

The documentary “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” examines how the creator of Fox News rose and fell by his quest for power.


Capturing Springsteen on Broadway

Friday, December 14, 2018

The film “Springsteen on Broadway” documents Bruce Springsteen's one-man show, in which he tells stories from his life and sings acoustic versions of his classic songs.

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For Police, a New Alternative to Arrests or Emergency Rooms

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

In an experiment merging public health and law enforcement, the city plans to open centers where police can bring people in a mental-health crisis or in the throes of addiction. 

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This Week in Politics: Where’s Bill de Blasio?

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Hint: Probably not at City Hall.

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Aretha’s Amazing Grace

Friday, December 07, 2018

The documentary “Amazing Grace” captures Aretha Franklin recording her gospel album in a Los Angeles church in 1972. The footage has never been seen in public — until now.


Robots vs Humans

Friday, November 30, 2018

The documentary “The Truth About Killer Robots” looks at cases where automation has caused human deaths and eliminated human jobs.


Long Island Democrat Leading The Revolt Against Speaker Pelosi

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Democrats vote Wednesday on their choice for House Speaker in January. Rep. Kathleen Rice has spent two terms in Congress trying to convince House Democrats to choose someone new.

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For New Jersey Jails, Suicides and Overdoses, but Little Oversight

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

By one count, New Jersey's county jails have the highest rate of deaths in custody of the 30 largest systems in the nation.