Show Me a Hero

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Show Me a Hero is a 2015 American miniseries based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by former New York Times writer Lisa Belkin.wikipedia
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David Simon

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The miniseries was written by David Simon and journalist William F. Zorzi, whom Simon worked with at The Baltimore Sun and on the HBO series The Wire.
Following Treme, Simon wrote the HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero with journalist William F. Zorzi, a colleague first at The Baltimore Sun and again later on The Wire.

Yonkers, New York

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Like the book, the miniseries details a white middle-class neighborhood's resistance to a federally mandated scattered-site public housing development in Yonkers, New York, and how the tension of the situation affected the city as a whole.
His story is the subject of a miniseries called Show Me a Hero that aired on HBO in 2015, which is based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by former New York Times writer, Lisa Belkin.

William F. Zorzi

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The miniseries was written by David Simon and journalist William F. Zorzi, whom Simon worked with at The Baltimore Sun and on the HBO series The Wire.
He has also written for the HBO television series The Wire and is the co-writer of the HBO minisieres, Show Me a Hero.

Oscar Isaac

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He also headlined the 2015 HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero as politician Nick Wasicsko, which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.

Jim Belushi

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His other television roles include Saturday Night Live (1983–1985), Wild Palms (1993), Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (1994–1997), Show Me a Hero (2015) and Twin Peaks (2017).

Lisa Belkin

Show Me a Hero is a 2015 American miniseries based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by former New York Times writer Lisa Belkin.
Show Me a Hero served as the basis for the 2015 HBO miniseries, starring Oscar Isaac.

Dominique Fishback

Dominique Fishback is an actress and playwright who is best known for playing Billie Rowan on Show Me a Hero and Darlene on The Deuce.

LaTanya Richardson

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Jacqueline Cutler of the New York Daily News cited the portrayals of the four women who are the focal points of the story, noting the strength of LaTanya Richardson Jackson's performance.
Her television credits include Show Me a Hero, Luke Cage, and series regular role on the BET crime drama Rebel.

Natalie Paul

She is best known for playing Doreen Henderson on Show Me a Hero and for her role as Antoinette in the film Crown Heights.

Jon Bernthal

Jonathan Bernthal
During this time, Bernthal portrayed NAACP attorney Michael H. Sussman in the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero. He also, alongside actor Viggo Mortensen, executive produced the play The Time of Our Lies – The Life and Times of Howard Zinn, directed by frequent theater collaborator Josh Chambers.

Catherine Keener

Keener starred in the six-episode HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin.

Leonard B. Sand

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Federal judge Leonard B. Sand ruled against Yonkers and issued a desegregation order, mandating that public housing for 200 units – possibly scattered-site public housing ("SSPH"), which became the example of new public housing – be built in the middle-class, mostly white, east side of Yonkers.
An HBO television miniseries Show Me a Hero (2015) was based on this trial; Bob Balaban plays Sand in the series, which is based on the book of the same name.

Nick Wasicsko

Nicholas C. Wasicsko
Simon says that Mayor Nick Wasicsko's story is what drives the narrative, and that if the character's arc wasn't right, the series would fail.
A six-episode HBO television miniseries of the same name, based on the book, written by David Simon and journalist William F. Zorzi and directed by Paul Haggis, premiered on August 16, 2015.

Ilfenesh Hadera

In 2010, Hadera made her acting debut in the film 1/20 and appeared in Da Brick, The Blacklist, Oldboy, Show Me a Hero, Chi-Raq, Chicago Fire, The Punisher, and She's Gotta Have It.

Defensible space theory

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Simon refers to Yonkers as one of the first locations of the birth and growth of scattered site housing and the integration of architect and city planner Oscar Newman's work on defensible space theory and his 1972 work "Creating Defensible Space," and that this story went on to impact methods of public housing programs on a national scale.
In the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, Newman, a recurring character, articulates his theory of defensible space to Judge Sand as they are trying to plan where to place two hundred new units of desegregated public housing in the city of Yonkers, New York.

List of programs broadcast by HBO

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The miniseries was written by David Simon and journalist William F. Zorzi, whom Simon worked with at The Baltimore Sun and on the HBO series The Wire.

Winona Ryder

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She has also appeared in the American miniseries Show Me a Hero, playing the president of the Yonkers City Council, and the British television film Turks & Caicos.

McKinley Belcher III

In 2015 he appeared in David Simon's HBO mini-series Show Me a Hero as LaTanya Richardson Jackson's son Dwayne Meeks, directed by Paul Haggis.