'Show Me a Hero' Is 'More Resonant Today Than When I Wrote It'

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After Sunday night’s premiere of HBO’s Show Me a Hero, many viewers are discovering the Yonkers housing crisis of the 1980s and ‘90s for the first time. But the miniseries, written and produced by David Simon, is based on a 1999 book by former New York Times correspondent Lisa Belkin, and it’s her reporting that animates the stories on screen.

Belkin served as a consultant on the series, introducing the screenwriters to her old sources in Yonkers and fact-checking the look...

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