Show Me a Hero

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Show Me a Hero is a 2015 American miniseries based on the 1999 nonfiction book of the same name by former New York Times writer Lisa Belkin about Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko.[1][2] Like the book, the miniseries details a white middle-class neighborhood's resistance to a federally mandated scattered-site public housing development in Yonkers, New York, and how the tension of the situation affected the city as a whole.[3][4]

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Show Me a Hero
Based onShow Me a Hero
by Lisa Belkin
Written by
Directed byPaul Haggis
Ending theme"When the People Find Out" by Steve Earle
ComposerNathan Larson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Production locationsYonkers, New York
Puerto Rico
CinematographyAndrij Parekh
EditorsJo Francis
Kate Sanford
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time56–71 minutes
Production companiesBlown Deadline Productions
Pretty Pictures
HBO Miniseries
Original networkHBO
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseAugust 16 (2015-08-16) 
August 30, 2015 (2015-08-30)

The miniseries was written by David Simon and journalist William F. Zorzi, with whom Simon worked at The Baltimore Sun and on the HBO series The Wire. It was directed by Paul Haggis.[1] Six episodes were ordered by HBO;[1] the miniseries premiered on August 16, 2015.[5]