The Citizen Recommends: Gradually, Then Suddenly — The Bankruptcy of Detroit Screening

The newest documentary from Sam Katz’s History Making Productions exhibits a universal story about municipal problem-solving

By Ethan Young

The Stakes of the Election: Who Has a Plan to Combat Inequality?

A former mayoral candidate-turned-award-winning documentarian on the most important question of the 2023 Mayor’s race

By Sam Katz

The Stakes of the Election: Why Failure Is Not An Option

A former mayoral candidate-turned-award-winning documentarian kicks off a series covering the candidates in the most crucial mayor’s election in Philadelphia history

By Sam Katz

The Fix: A Post-Dougherty Anti-Corruption Crusade?

In a special Citizen Zoom series, former mayoral candidate Sam Katz, State Rep. Jared Solomon and City Councilmember Maria Quiñones-Sánchez weigh in on how we got here and how we move forward

By Larry Platt

A Mayoral Wishlist, Disruptor Edition

If we really want a robust debate in 2023, how about some bold, unconventional candidates? Here, a list of unusual suspects.

By Larry Platt

Crisis? What Crisis?

Mayor Kenney says his budget gets the pension fund 80 percent funded in 13 years. Does it?

By Larry Platt

Sam Katz To Warren Buffett: “I’m F@#*%ing Nuts!”

The Wall Street Journal revisits a 20-year-old street brawl between the perennial mayoral candidate-turned-documentarian and the Oracle of Omaha

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends…The Storm: Philadelphia 1765-1790

The latest installment of Sam Katz’s documentary on the history of Philadelphia airs Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm on Channel 6