David Simon, Unspooling 'The Wire' David Simon, creator and executive producer of HBO's series The Wire, joins Fresh Air to talk about his career and the genesis of the show. Simon writes many of the episodes — and some story lines come from his former job as a police reporter for the Baltimore Sun.
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David Simon, Unspooling 'The Wire'

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David Simon, Unspooling 'The Wire'

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David Simon, Unspooling 'The Wire'

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