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In an America generations removed from the greatest civil rights struggles of the 1960s, the young mayor (Oscar Isaac) of Yonkers, New York, is faced with a federal court order that says he must build a small number of low-income housing units in the white neighborhoods of his town. His attempt to do so tears the entire city apart, paralyzes the municipal government and, ultimately, destroys the mayor and his political future. From creator David Simon (The Wire) and director Paul Haggis (Crash), and based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Lisa Belkin, this six-part miniseries explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of elected officials, bureaucrats, activists and ordinary citizens. Co-starring Catherine Keener, Alfred Molina, Bob Balaban, Peter Riegert, LaTanya Richardson-Jackson, Carla Quevedo, Jon Bernthal and Winona Ryder.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 1||Nick Wasicsko becomes the youngest big-city mayor in America, but at what cost? Even before he is inaugurated, the obligation to build public housing in the white neighborhoods of Yonkers looms over his new administration.||55:47||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 2||All hell breaks loose as the Yonkers mayor and City Council are given an ultimatum by a federal judge weary of further delay. Meanwhile, public housing residents trapped in the deteriorating projects of West Yonkers watch and wait as the white residents of East Yonkers make clear just how opposed they are.||57:57||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 3||Mayor Wasicsko finally achieves some consensus and rams through a housing plan with a tough vote, and housing officials finally begin to plan to build the new townhomes. But even as they do, the political costs to Wasicsko become apparent.||57:10||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 4||A new mayor pledges to oppose the housing, even though it is never quite clear what he might be able to do in that regard. Meanwhile, Nick Wasicsko tries to reconcile himself to life out of power as construction of the townhomes begins.||58:17||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 5||Armed with a growing recognition that he had fought on the side of angels in the battle over the housing, Wasicsko plans his political comeback, while the residents for the new townhouses are screened and chosen.||58:35||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPart 6||A comprehensive orientation process awaits the incoming residents, and many have second thoughts about moving into neighborhoods that don't welcome them. At the same time, Mary Dorman, long a vocal opponent of the housing, is recruited to serve the incoming residents in a way that even she finds startling. Meanwhile, Nick Wasicko begins the long road back to political viability even as the residents take possession of their new townhomes. But in the end, a second act for the wounded young politician proves elusive.||1:11:49||$4.99||View in iTunes|
|101||HDClosed CaptioningVideoShow Me a Hero: Trailer||A preview of David Simon's six-part HBO miniseries that explores notions of home, race and community through the lives of various citizens in Yonkers, NY.||1:44||Free||View in iTunes|
|102||HDClosed CaptioningVideoA Conversation with HUD Secretary Julián Castro and David Simon||In this companion special to David Simon's HBO miniseries 'Show Me a Hero,' the Urban Institute hosted this panel discussion to reflect on the struggle to desegregate housing in Yonkers in the late 1980s.||1:41:59||Season Only||View in iTunes|