David Simon

What I learned from watching 'The Wire'

What I learned from watching 'The Wire'

Kudos to Sonja Sohn and her colleagues from "The Wire" for giving voice and hope to Baltimore through their art ("'Wire' cast gives voice to West Baltimore residents' unheard stories," July 18). Although series creator David Simon is clear to separate the TV show from recent events in Baltimore, the power of historical fiction to further our collective understanding of daily realities should not be underestimated. When "The Wire" originally aired between 2002 to 2008, I could not bring myself to watch it. I lived in another part of Baltimore at the time and feared going anywhere near West Baltimore. When my husband wanted to watch...