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Ed Burns displays his original indie attitude with 'Public Morals'

Ed Burns displays his original indie attitude with 'Public Morals'

Ed Burns broke into the public consciousness 20 years ago when he wrote, directed, produced and costarred in "The Brothers McMullen," an independent film comedy about Irish Americans in New York. Since then he has appeared in numerous other films, including "She's the One," "27 Dresses" and most notably "Saving Private Ryan." This fall the 47-year-old New York native is back with "Public Morals," a TNT period drama about the NYPD vice squad that he wrote, directed and stars in. He spoke with The Times by phone from New York: "Public Morals" is about the NYPD in the 1960s when, according to the show, cops took bribes and...

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