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'Show Me a Hero': David Simon Is Still Mad as Hell

11 August 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Of all those who revolutionized TV in the last 20 years, David Simon was always the most political and least commercial. From The Wire to Generation Kill and Treme, he's consistently dived into the country's thorniest topics: the Drug War, inner city public schools, the invasion of Iraq, New Orleans post-Katrina. In his new HBO project, Show Me a Hero, he takes on his least likely subject for nightly entertainment yet: public housing. A true story set in Yonkers in the late Eighties/early Nineties, the six-episode miniseries stars Oscar Isaac »

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Taylor Branch, America in the King Years Team Reveal More About Their HBO Series

11 May 2015 11:20 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Speaking at a Maryland Film Fest panel, Taylor Branch, Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Simon, and James McBride — all of whom are working on adapting Branch's America in the King Years — revealed more details behind their HBO series, as well as how the show relates to the recent Baltimore protests and larger racial issues. The miniseries will focus on Branch's third volume, At Canaan's Edge, according to The New Yorker, and will cover the period from 1965 to 1968, which saw Martin Luther King Jr. angle the civil-rights movement toward economic equality. Simon said at the event that the show will "veer away from the idea of King," and "look around the edges for the most regular people." The writers added that they are particularly excited to bring the stories of C. C. Bryant, a barber in Mississippi; Fannie Lou Hamer; Amzie Moore; Kwame Touré (formerly Stokely Carmichael); King’s adviser »

- Sean Fitz-Gerald

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