Fans of the groundbreaking TV drama “The Wire” can expect a new David Simon series about life in urban America next year. HBO has reportedly picked up “Treme,” a new series about musicians in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
A U.S. government-funded Arab language television network, Al Hurra, has been the focus of recent criticism over both its lack of viewership and content choices. Two experts discuss how the network has fared and its ties to U.S. diplomacy efforts in the Middle East. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown reports on the HBO series “The Wire,” which looks at the troubled streets of Baltimore through an unusual lens, and talks to creator David Simon about his attempt to break the traditional “cop show” genre. Continue reading