Want To Watch Urban Government Up Close?

If you missed it last week, we strongly suggest you check out the Sundance Channel documentary series "Brick City."

The five part program documents life in Newark from all angles, as Mayor Corey Booker pushes to revive the downtrodden town. Booker, the police chief and gang members on the street are featured throughout the episodes, which delve deep into the problems of poverty and crime plaguing Newark. It's a great opportunity to see how government works, especially since many of Booker's goals mirror Mayor Nutter's -- in particular crime reduction and job creation.

Here's the website for Brick City.