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New HBO Miniseries Centers on Public Housing

 

Public housing is the star of a new HBO miniseries from the creator of The Wire, David Simon. This new six-part miniseries - “Show Me a Hero” - debuts on August 16. The show combines two storylines, one follows the political process and its impact on a young, new mayor, the other follows the impact the policy decisions of government have on the black and Hispanic residents of public housing, as well as white homeowners.

It follows the real story of the implementation of a housing integration plan to add 200 units of scattered-site low-income public housing in primarily white neighborhoods in 1980’s and 1990’s Yonkers, NY.

Read the Washington Post for more information. 

 
 

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