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Showbiz and The Sun (1993 + 2008)
Watchers of HBO's "The Wire" can't help but be familiar with The Sun, because much of the fifth and final season takes place inside the newsroom where creator David Simon formerly worked as a police reporter.
The Sun also appeared in the 1993 movie "Sleepless in Seattle," starring Meg Ryan as a perky Sun reporter whose editor (Rosie O'Donnell) sends her across the country to check out a perfect stranger/romantic interest. Yup — exactly what Mencken would have done.