We began with a quick conversation with Ed Burns, a writer and co-producer. He is a former Baltimore City Cop and Baltimore City public school teacher. Those experiences deeply informed the script of The Wire. His real life experiences often found their way onto the screen.
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Tomorrow, we’ll bring you a conversation with series creator David Simon. Later in the week, you’ll hear from the actors who play Lester Freamon, Prop Joe, Bubbles, and more. Stay tuned, and let us know what you think.
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