Screen Savors: Fascinating and suspenseful

The desegregation of Yonkers, New York, through court-mandated building of low-income public housing in the late 1980s may not sound as if it would make for gripping television, but the new HBO series Show Me a Hero is fascinating and suspenseful.

The six-episode series, which airs on YES Oh on Mondays at 10 p.m. and for free on YES VOD, was created and co-written by David Simon, best known for the television dramas The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street and Treme, and William F. Zorzi, who was also one of the creators of The Wire.

The series was directed and co-produced by Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Crash and Million Dollar Baby, and is based on a book by Lisa Belkin, who covered the issue for The New York Times and is now a senior columnist for the Huffington Post.


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