In case you missed it, David Simon, the creator and executive producer of The Wire, referred his Twitter followers to my interview with him, writing:

“Even I can’t stand to hear myself this long, but Kary Antholis — the singular spark to my work at HBO who has now launched the new Crimestory venture — has delivered a comprehensive, exhaustive, four-part interview on a Baltimore scribbler’s origin story. I’m exhausted, anyway.”

As David said, we present my interview with him in four parts:

In part one we discuss David’s formative years as a storyteller and as a journalist.

In part two we explore David’s work as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun, his writing the book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, and his transition to writing for television.

In part three, we cover David’s reporting for the book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner City Neighborhood and his experience producing the multiple Emmy Award-winning miniseries based on that book.

In part four, we talk about David’s creation of The Wire and some of the key themes explored in that series.

Previous articleDavid Simon, Truths and Unintended Cosequences (Week 7)
Next articleRightWay Youth: Leo’s Story