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‘Show Me A Hero’ Offers A Nuanced Take On Public Housing Discrimination

For the next three Sundays, HBO presents Show Me a Hero, the latest TV drama from that network by David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme. Show Me a Hero, is based on real events surrounding housing desegregation in Yonkers, New York in the late 1980’s. It stars Oscar Isaac [of Inside Lleywn Davis] as a rising young politician. Our TV critic, David Bianculli, says:

“You’ll need to pay attention, to get all the nuances packed into this miniseries — but it’s worth it. At a time when racial tensions and blustery politicians are dominating headlines, this 25-year-old true story couldn’t seem more timely. Or, since it presents some actual solutions to political posturing and deep-seated racial hostilities, more valuable.”

Photo: Paul Schiraldi/HBO