Long profile of David Simon and The  OCT 15 2007

Long profile of David Simon and The Wire in the New Yorker this week. Haven't read it yet, but digging in now.

Update: Ok, all done. I thought this observation about the two main groups of fans of the show (urban poor and media critics) was canny:

Sometimes the fan base of "The Wire" seems like the demographics of many American cities -- mainly the urban poor and the affluent elite, with the middle class hollowed out.

The last bit of the article talks about a new show that Simon's thinking of doing for HBO about New Orleans musicians.

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