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    'The Wire' Creator David Simon Will Write HBO's Oprah Winfrey-Produced Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries

    'The Wire' Creator David Simon Will Write HBO's Oprah Winfrey-Produced Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries

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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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    Why 'Treme' Is Better Than 'The Wire'

    Aymar Jean Christian makes a case for why David Simon's recently concluded New Orleans drama actually outshines his more critically acclaimed series about Baltimore.

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    David Simon Calls '12 Years a Slave' The 'First Time Our Entertainment Industry Has Managed to Stare Directly at Slavery and Maintain That Gaze'

    David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and "Treme," is not one to shy away from matters of race, class and how socioeconomic pressures and government policies have shaped our country.

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    George Pelecanos on the Legacy of 'The Wire,' Ending 'Treme' and the New Project He and David Simon Are Working On

    George Pelecanos' new crime novel "The Double," his 19th, is due out in October. If the pattern from previous years holds, that's around when we might be seeing the abbreviated fourth and final season of "Treme," the critically beloved New Orleans-set HBO drama on which he's served as an executive p...

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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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    'The Wire' Creator David Simon Says He's Considered Doing Film, But Doesn't Want to Direct

    David Simon, the creator of "The Wire" and "Treme," is the guest on the latest episode of "Here The Thing," Alec Baldwin's WNYC radio show in which the former "30 Rock" star interviews various fellow celebrities and creatives.

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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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    David Simon on the Re-Election of Barack Obama: 'There is no normal'

    David Simon is television's foremost chronicler of diverse communities and how different groups interact and coexist -- not just in terms of race but in terms of class, economic status and lifestyle choices. It's evidenced in the shifting focus of "The Wire" from Baltimore's lo...

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