He deserves it for ‘The Wire’ alone so I am not mad at him getting this prize at all. More info below and I have added the intro and opening scene to the show for all of you who have not seen the best show ever created:
Among the 10 female and 13 male fellows this year was David Simon, 50, the former Baltimore Sun crime reporter and co-creator, writer and producer of the critically acclaimed TV series “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “The Wire,” set in Baltimore, and the current HBO series “Treme,” set in New Orleans.
“With the nuance and scope of novels, Simon’s recent series have explored the constraints that poverty, corruption and broken social systems place on the lives of a compelling cast of characters, each vividly realized with complicated motives, frailties, and strengths,” the foundation said in summarizing Simon’s work.
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