I grew up with coffee, milk and American TV, mostly crime stories. The most exciting was The Naked City (in Italian, La Città in Controluce/The. Lawrence Block — 'There are eight million stories in the naked city, he intoned. You remember that program? Used to be on television some. THERE ARE EIGHT MILLION STORIES IN THE NAKED CITY? One of the most innovative police shows in television history, and hailed by Time magazine as. "There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one ofthem."With that memorably stark declaration, producer Mark Hellinger closes one ofthe.