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Writer, Producer

David Simon (born 1960) is an American author, journalist, and a writer/producer of television series. He worked for the Baltimore Sun City Desk for twelve years (1982–95) and wrote Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (1991) and co-wrote The Corner: A Year in the Life of...Wikipedia

Age: 55
Born: 1st January, 1960, Washington, D.C.
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Wire

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(discussing whether he hopes "The Wire" will cause reforms of the institutions portrayed in the series) I`ll tell you what, this would be enough for me: The next time the drug czar or Ashcroft or any of these guys stands up and declares, `With a little fine-tuning, with a few more prison cells, and a few more lawyers, a few more cops, a little better armament, and another omnibus crime bill that adds 15 more death-penalty statutes, we can win the war on drugs` -- if a slightly larger percentage of the American population looks at him and goes, `You are so full of shit` ... that would be gratifying.

 

The guys we were stealing from in The Wire are the Greeks. In our heads we`re writing a Greek tragedy, but instead of the gods being petulant and jealous Olympians hurling lightning bolts down at our protagonists, it`s the Postmodern institutions that are the gods. And they are gods. And no one is bigger.

 

A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book "The Corner," and is the creator of both Baltimore-based show "The Wire" and the inspiration behind the show "Homicide: Life on the Street." Simon's book "A Year on the Killing Streets" is what the show was based upon. Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in Baltimore in the 80s and early 90s. Simon forged relationships with police and drug dealers and local residents who he used as sources for his crime reporting and later, as references for the many true-life stories seen on "The Wire" and "The Corner" especially.

 
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