Before creating the television series “The Wire” — a crime drama about Baltimore — David Simon covered the crime beat for The Baltimore Sun. But he sees dark times ahead for his former craft, especially in places where budget constraints are taking experienced reporters off crucial beats. He joins us to explore the stories we’ll never see or read without adequate local reporting, and the role media play in shaping urban life.

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  • David Simon Author; Creator, "The Wire"; Former Reporter, The Baltimore Sun

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