Global Wire on "The Wire"

Good television is back in full force this week with the fifth and final season of HBO's criticially-acclaimmed drama, The Wire - the best show on television. The show is well known for its gritty and realistic portrayal of Baltimore's under side - which is more a social commentary that can be seen in any city in America. For the last four seasons the show has explored all the institutions that have contributed to the city's demise - politics, families, police, education. The final season will take a look at the media's role. I am personally excited because I have been a journalist covering crime and the war on drugs for over ten years, and I am going to keep a close eye on how this season goes. Already the show's producers have been getting heat from other media outlets for how the newsroom is portrayed. I plan to keep an open mind and give you all feedback weekly on my thoughts. Already it seems like the program is going to focus on layoffs, dwindling readership and racial diversity in the newsroom.

Stay tuned...



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