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'The Wire's' David Simon and George Pelecanos

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'The Wire's' David Simon and George Pelecanos

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'The Wire's' David Simon and George Pelecanos

'The Wire's' David Simon and George Pelecanos

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The acclaimed HBO series begins its third season. Simon is the show's creator and executive producer. Simon was a police reporter for The Baltimore Sun who moved to television and wrote for the show Homicide: Life on the Street. Pelecanos is a D.C.-based crime novelist who now writes for TV and film. Esquire magazine calls him "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world."