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'Wire' creator, Philly mayor address urban crisis

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

The creator of the hit television show "The Wire," David Simon, will join Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter in a discussion about America's urban issues at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Simon, an author and journalist, created a pair of acclaimed television shows that dramatized criminal justice and urban issues in Baltimore: HBO's "The Wire" and NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street." His copanelist, Nutter, became mayor of Philadelphia in January after serving for nearly 15 years as a city councilman.

Their discussion, titled "The Wire: Policy and Politics in America's Urban Crisis," will be moderated by Julian Zelizer, a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton.

The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of History.

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