CHRIS HASTON, NBC
May 22, 1995
"Homicide" was a "gloomy television drama series dwelling on human depravity that makes us proud of Baltimore," The Sun's editors proclaimed in 1996, when they named the cast and crew of the show the Marylanders of the Year.
" Other shows have played on the joys and griefs of Baltimoreans, such as the popular syndicated TV comedy, 'Roc,' starring local talent Charles Dutton as a garbage man. Writer-producer-director Barry Levinson created a wonderful trilogy of films of Baltimore nostalgia based on his experiences growing up here -- 'Diner,' 'Tin Men' and 'Avalon.' Filmmaker John Waters put Baltimore on the counter-cultural map. But 'Homicide' celebrates real, contemporary Baltimore. And it anchors here a talent pool whose skills behind the camera lure other productions."