Guest: Lisa Belkin
Race, community and politics – topics just as relevant today as they were in 1988 when Mayor Wasicsko fought an aggressive battle to set in motion a housing desegregation plan for the city of Yonkers, New York. These dramatic real-life events are the inspiration behind the new HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, written by The Wire creator David Simon, directed by Oscar winner Paul Haggis and starring the critically acclaimed Oscar Isaac.
The series is based on the gripping book Show Me A Hero: A Tale of Murder, Suicide, Race and Redemption written by Lisa Belkin who followed the events and citizens of Yonkers for seven years.
The miniseries Show Me A Hero will premiere on HBO August 16th, and on HBO Nordic August 17th.
The book will be reissued on September 1st with a new foreword by David Simon and a new afterword by Lisa Belkin.
Host/Producer: Christina Jeurling Birro
Producer: Renee Viterstedt
Editor: Moa Larsson
Theme Song: Carl Borg
Lisa Belkin is the Senior National Correspondent for Yahoo News, covering American social issues. She joined Yahoo in 2014, after nearly two years as the Senior Correspondent at the Huffington Post.
Prior to joining HuffPost, she spent nearly 30 years at The New York Times, where she was a national correspondent based in Houston. The author of three books – Life’s Work, Confessions of an Unbalanced Mom, Show Me A Hero and First, Do No Harm.