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The Takeaway

Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, January 30, 2015

David Simon, Frank Ocean, and an all-female Ghostbusters cast win the internet this week.
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The Takeaway

David Simon & Beau Willimon on Big Data TV

Friday, April 25, 2014

Beau Willimon, screenwriter and show runner of the American "House of Cards," and David Simon, creator and writer of "The Wire" and "Treme," discuss the benefits and drawbacks of data-driven entertainment, and the evolving field of television.

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Here's The Thing

David Simon

Monday, June 10, 2013

David Simon cut his teeth as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun until the newspaper industry began to collapse. Simon began writing for television and "The Wire" was born.

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Transportation Nation

Cuomo: Car Dealer Employees Boosted Theives

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

(Azi Paybarah, WNYC) As if Toyota needs more bad publicity.

A ring of car thieves who stole vehicles from the tri-state area and shipped them to Senegal was able to get into the automobiles using keys obtained from Toyota car dealers, authorities said.

Seventeen people in the ring -- including two employees of car dealerships -- which stole about 500 cars were arrested early this morning. That's according to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who is running for Governor.

Here’s how it worked, he said:  The thieves would get an “order” for a particular kind of car “down to the accessory package.”

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Studio 360

The Wire, Salta, Plowden

Friday, January 11, 2008

Pride of place. Baltimore locals guide us through the gritty neighborhoods of HBO’s "The Wire." NBC’s "The Office" brings street cred to Scranton, Pennsylvania. In the high plains of Argentina, a town’s identity is forever linked to the 1962 Hollywood epic "Taras Bulba." And location is everything for the photographer David Plowden; he looks back on a career shooting rural landscapes, small towns, and ferocious locomotives.

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