Monday, March 17, 2008

An hour and a half with David Simon

Yesterday felt weird without a new episode of “The Wire” to cap it off. (Although watching Tigerman sink that birdie putt on the 72nd hole to win it all... that had me cheering.)

Anyway, look what’s on YouTube! USC’s Annenberg School for Communication has uploaded an 83-minute video of David Simon discussing “The Wire.” (Hat-tip: TV Tattle.)

The seminar is titled “Journalists and the Public Square.” Here is all of it:


DeAngelo Starnes said...

I'm gonna check this out. Laid up with a torn achilles tendon. Thought whiplash was fucked up. Nothing like a fucked up achilles tendon.

Read Simon on The Huffington Post. He skewered reviews of The Wire, in general, for all they missed this season. I think my reviews escaped the general criticism (even though I don't believe he's aware of them) because they don't fit within the trite he criticized. Interesting piece even though the comments continued to give him the head he rejected in the piece.

Undercover Black Man said...

Achilles tendon now? Dag, DeAngelo... you're on a bad-luck streak, mayne.

Take care of yourself.

liz said...

Ack! I'm an Annenberg student and totally missed this event lol. I guess I should make sure I check my school e-mail more often. Thanks for the heads up, I am so watching this right now.

dr. mike check said...

here's my final farewell to The Wire. check it out at

elle said...

didn't get to watch this season, me being in college and all up at Massachussetts, I'll be the first to catch the reruns during the summer, and keep my self barricaded in my living room,injuring those that interrupt my Wire watching.

Joe Crawford (artlung) said...

Finally got a chance to check this out on YouTube. Thanks SO MUCH for posting this.