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    Someone Make This: 'The Wire' Creator David Simon Reveals Project About History Of The CIA He Can't Get Made

    The relationship between David Simon and HBO has been long and fruitful, but it hasn’t always been easy. Simon’s the man behind TV shows such as “The Wire” and “Treme,” and while your friends still cannot stop talking about how great “The Wire” is, it was never a big hit in the ratings department ba...

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    'The Wire' Writer David Simon Penning HBO Miniseries Biopic On Martin Luther King

    How many Martin Luther King projects does Hollywood need all at once? And Oprah Winfrey, she's got two on the move at the same time. Last week it was revealed that she is throwing her producer weight behind Ava DuVernay's "Selma" over at Paramount, and now at HBO, she's got another biopic brewing on...

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    Even With a Short Final Season, 'Treme' Finds a Beautiful, Bittersweet Ending

    David Simon's rambling, affectionate portrait of New Orleans life comes to a satisfying end.

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    Watch: 'The Wire' Creator David Simon Talks About the Costs of Unchecked Capitalism and There Being 'Two Americas'

    "The Wire" and "Treme" creator David Simon has never been reluctant to express his views about politics, policies and capitalism, either in his (urgent, deeply socially relevant) work or in his personal writing.

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    Why Jon Seda's Cheery Carpetbagger Could Turn Out to Be the Most Interesting Character in the Final Season of 'Treme'

    David Simon and Eric Overmyer's New Orleans drama "Treme" returned to air last night with a lilt in its step and no particular sense of urgency, despite having only five episodes to close out its sprawling narrative about a city in recovery after a devastating natural disaster and the many man-made ...

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    Watch: 'Treme' Prepares to Make Its Final Bows With the Trailer for Its Fourth and Last Season

    HBO has released the trailer for the fourth and final season of "Treme," the New Orleans drama co-created by "The Wire" mastermind David Simon.

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    Review: 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' Preaches To The Converted

    Under certain circumstances, selling drugs to earn a living becomes a choice for many. Humans are nothing if not survivors, eking out a living by any means necessary to put food on the table, pay bills, and stay afloat. Beyond teaching viewers the correct way to pronounce sheeeeit, "The Wire" gracef...

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    Matthew Cooke On His Provocative Documentary 'How To Make Money Selling Drugs' and Enlisting the Help of Drug Dealers

    Matthew Cooke's documentary "How To Make Money Selling Drugs" is just as provocative and informative as the title suggests. The slickly produced film functions as a how-to guide for blossoming drug dealers; employing a format of different "levels," the viewer can climb on the road from lowly street ...

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    Wendell Pierce Reveals He Tried To Produce A Prequel To 'The Wire' Starring Samuel L. Jackson

    It must be an occasionally frustrating prospect for David Simon to ponder: as his superb HBO series “Treme” struggled with viewers (to the point where it's only receiving half a final season), “The Wire” continues to grow in popularity and adoration. It's then understandable that Simon would shun a ...

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    20 Years of TV: How HBO Paved the Way for Television to Be Taken Seriously

    Any look at the artistic renaissance in television would be incomplete without HBO. From its start in 1972, its status as a premium cable channel afforded HBO permission to say those famous seven words you can't say on standard TV, as well as more graphic violence and nudity.

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