August 10, 2019 at 5:30 am

Tomorrow marks the 42nd anniversary of the arrest of David Berkowitz, the serial killer that terrorized New York City the summer of 1977. Tonight we take a deep look back at the “Summer of Sam.” Award-winning journalist Geraldo Rivera takes us down the gritty streets of New York City in search of a serial killer. Retired NYPD detective Bill Clark was assigned to the team investigating the murders. He brings us inside the case. Carl Denaro, one of David Berkowitz’s victims, recalls the night he was shot. Legendary PIX-11 reporter Marvin Scott recalls the vibe that permeated every newsroom in New York at the time.

Aired on August 9, 2019.


MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, the Sylvia A. and Simon B. Poyta Programming Endowment to Fight Anti-Semitism, Bernard and Irene Schwartz, Rosalind P. Walter, Barbara Hope Zuckerberg, Jody and John Arnhold, the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, Janet Prindle Seidler, Judy and Josh Weston and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation.


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