President Barack Obama and ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Discuss the Show and America’s War On Drugs

President Barack Obama and ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon Discuss the Show and America’s War On Drugs

In yet another non-political media appearance, Barack sat down for a lengthy chat with David Simon, the creator of quite possibly the greatest premium cable TV /HBO drama of all time. Many critics have placed lofty acclaims on ‘The Wire’, crediting the show with unveiling and exploring the true realities of Inner City America, where crime and drug culture pervades every aspect of day-to-day life, sparing no one, civilian or otherwise, of its reach. It is not a stretch to think that Obama probably watched this series in its entirety before he became President, and this conversation led me to think that by creating such an influential literal work, David Simon serves as a voice for the unheard, as Harriet Beecher Stowe once did.

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