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'Wire' creator David Simon, 'Wire' fan President Obama confab on criminal justice
'Wire' creator David Simon, 'Wire' fan President Obama confab on criminal justice

President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous fan of HBO's "The Wire," spoke to the series' creator David Simon about issues within the country's criminal justice system, the man who inspired the character of Omar Little ("my favorite character," Obama said) and more in a one-on-one conversation from earlier this week. The White House published the clip (which you can watch above) on YouTube Thursday. "I'm a huge fan of 'The Wire,'" Obama said to start the conversation. "I think it's one of the greatest -- not just television shows but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." The two go on to discuss why...

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