'Deadwood' Creator on the Show's Diverse Cast

David Milch

David Milch got his start as a writer on Hill Street Blues and went on to create NYPD Blue. Doug Hyun/HBO hide caption

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HBO's acclaimed western, Deadwood, created by Emmy-winner David Milch, gives new meaning to "wild west." In its third season, black characters — rarely seen in Westerns — are central to the show. The show's creator says many of Deadwood's characters are based on real people.

Farai Chideya explores the meaning of color and race in HBO's western Deadwood with the show's creator, David Milch.