History Creator / DavidSimon

6th Nov '17 9:39:36 AM dlchen145
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David Judah Simon (born February 9, 1960)is a UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}-based author, journalist and writer-producer of television specializing in criminal justice and urban issues. Born in Washington, he came north to Baltimore after graduating from the University of Maryland to work as a police reporter at the ''Baltimore Sun''. In 1988, after four years on the crime beat, he took a leave of absence from the newspaper to write "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets."

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David Judah Simon (born February 9, 1960)is 1960) is a UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}-based author, journalist and writer-producer of television specializing in criminal justice and urban issues. Born in Washington, he came north to Baltimore after graduating from the University of Maryland to work as a police reporter at the ''Baltimore Sun''. In 1988, after four years on the crime beat, he took a leave of absence from the newspaper to write "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets."
6th Nov '17 9:39:26 AM dlchen145
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David Simon is a UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}-based author, journalist and writer-producer of television specializing in criminal justice and urban issues. Born in Washington in 1960, he came north to Baltimore after graduating from the University of Maryland to work as a police reporter at the ''Baltimore Sun''. In 1988, after four years on the crime beat, he took a leave of absence from the newspaper to write "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets."

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David Judah Simon is (born February 9, 1960)is a UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}-based author, journalist and writer-producer of television specializing in criminal justice and urban issues. Born in Washington in 1960, Washington, he came north to Baltimore after graduating from the University of Maryland to work as a police reporter at the ''Baltimore Sun''. In 1988, after four years on the crime beat, he took a leave of absence from the newspaper to write "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets."
15th Sep '17 11:31:40 PM Scoutstr295
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In 2002, he created ''Series/TheWire'', a simultaneous love-letter and hateful screed to Baltimore, broadcast on HBO for five seasons. The show didn't have high ratings, but it was cited by many critics as one of the best television series ever. He followed this up with ''Series/GenerationKill'', which follows a group of US Recon Marines in Iraq in 2003.

Yet another show, ''Series/{{Treme}}'', set in the eponymous neighborhood of UsefulNotes/NewOrleans and focusing on the community of musicians who live there (and presumably how they keep going after Hurricane Katrina), started airing on HBO in 2010. His experience on the show caused him to amend his will to request a second line funeral, which he says will likely be the only one his chosen cemetery ever sees. His followup miniseries ''Show Me a Hero'' based on the true story of the trials and tribulations Yonkers, New York goes through trying to implement a low-income housing project has recently been announced.

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In 2002, he created ''Series/TheWire'', a simultaneous love-letter and hateful screed to Baltimore, broadcast on HBO for five seasons. The show didn't have high ratings, but it was cited by many critics as one of the best television series ever. He followed this up with ''Series/GenerationKill'', which follows a group of US Recon Marines in Iraq in 2003. \n\n Yet another show, ''Series/{{Treme}}'', set in the eponymous neighborhood of UsefulNotes/NewOrleans and focusing on the community of musicians who live there (and presumably how they keep going after Hurricane Katrina), started airing on HBO in 2010. His experience on the show caused him to amend his will to request a second line funeral, which he says will likely be the only one his chosen cemetery ever sees.

His followup miniseries ''Show Me a Hero'' is based on the true story of the trials and tribulations Yonkers, New York goes through trying to implement a low-income housing project has recently been announced.
announced. His latest series is ''Series/TheDeuce'', which covers the rise and social impact of the porn industry in TheSeventies.


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* ''Series/TheDeuce'' (creator/producer/writer, 2017)
9th Apr '16 2:14:05 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Corner'' (creator/producer/writer, 2000)

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* ''The Corner'' ''Series/TheCorner'' (creator/producer/writer, 2000)
9th Apr '16 1:59:54 PM Morgenthaler
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Published in 1991, the Edgar-award winning account of a year inside the Baltimore Police Department Homicide Unit became the basis for NBC's ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', which was broadcast from 1993 to 1999. Simon worked as a writer, and later as a producer on the award-winning drama.

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Published in 1991, the Edgar-award winning account of a year inside the Baltimore Police Department Homicide Unit became the basis for NBC's ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'', which was broadcast from 1993 to 1999. Simon worked as a writer, and later as a producer on the award-winning drama.



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20th Jan '16 12:25:10 PM JamesAustin
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-->''"The why is what makes journalism an adult game. The why is what makes policy coherent and useful. The why is what transforms bureaucrats and foot soldiers and political leaders into viable instruments of rational and affirmative change. The why is everything and without it, the very suggestion of human progress becomes a cosmic joke."''

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-->''"The ->''"The why is what makes journalism an adult game. The why is what makes policy coherent and useful. The why is what transforms bureaucrats and foot soldiers and political leaders into viable instruments of rational and affirmative change. The why is everything and without it, the very suggestion of human progress becomes a cosmic joke."''
18th Dec '15 3:23:10 AM Morgenthaler
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In 2002, he created ''Series/TheWire'', a simultaneous love-letter and hateful screed to Baltimore, broadcast on HBO for five seasons. The show didn't have high ratings, but it was cited by many critics as one of the best television series ever. He followed this up with ''GenerationKill'', which follows a group of US Recon Marines in Iraq in 2003.

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In 2002, he created ''Series/TheWire'', a simultaneous love-letter and hateful screed to Baltimore, broadcast on HBO for five seasons. The show didn't have high ratings, but it was cited by many critics as one of the best television series ever. He followed this up with ''GenerationKill'', ''Series/GenerationKill'', which follows a group of US Recon Marines in Iraq in 2003.
8th Sep '15 8:53:14 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Show Me a Hero'' (creator/producer/writer, 2015)

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* ''Show Me a Hero'' ''Series/ShowMeAHero'' (creator/producer/writer, 2015)



* ''GenerationKill'' (creator/producer/writer, 2008)

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* ''GenerationKill'' ''Series/GenerationKill'' (creator/producer/writer, 2008)
14th Aug '15 8:02:29 AM BadSplice
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* ''Show Me a Hero'' (creator/producer/writer, TBA)

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* ''Show Me a Hero'' (creator/producer/writer, TBA)2015)
30th Dec '14 11:09:30 AM nombretomado
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Simon then co-wrote and produced ''TheCorner'' as a six-hour miniseries for {{HBO}}. That production, which aired in 2000, won an Emmy as the year's best miniseries. Simon and David Mills also won the Emmy for best writing in a movie or miniseries. For his writing on ''Homicide'', Simon has won the WGA Award for best writing in an episodic drama, as well as the Humanitas Award in the same category.

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Simon then co-wrote and produced ''TheCorner'' as a six-hour miniseries for {{HBO}}.{{Creator/HBO}}. That production, which aired in 2000, won an Emmy as the year's best miniseries. Simon and David Mills also won the Emmy for best writing in a movie or miniseries. For his writing on ''Homicide'', Simon has won the WGA Award for best writing in an episodic drama, as well as the Humanitas Award in the same category.
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