Show Me a Hero
Based on True Events, Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis. As penance for previous misuse of federal housing funds, a federal court orders low-income public housing built in the city's wealthier white neighborhoods. The city threatens to tear itself apart and destroy Nick in the process, in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics. From The Wire co-creator David Simon.
The action of the drama TV series "Show Me a Hero" takes place in a small American town of Yonkers in the 1980s. 28-year-old Nick Wasicsko became mayor of the town, the youngest in its history. Before inexperienced manager are a number of serious problems: growing unemployment and crime, citizens are concerned about homelessness and racial discrimination. Nick enlisted the support of voters and promised to find a solution to their housing problem. However, the reality turned out much more difficult. The federal court makes decisions that are binding for execution - Wasicsko must to build social housing for the poor in the neighborhood where the middle class lives. Residents of the affluent area strongly oppose...Read more »