Monday, October 29, 2012

Q and A With David Simon

Fascinating question and answer session with David Simon that covers a lot of ground. He talks about writing as a journalist and for television, Baltimore and New Orleans as characters, politics, corruption, music and more.

I particularly liked this answer:

Actually, I think the broken part of government is the legislative branch. That's where capital has purchased our governance wholesale and where the system is entirely broken. Two terms with a functional Congress would be plenty. Six terms with a legislative dynamic in which every populist and utilitarian imperative is thwarted by monied interests wouldn't be enough. Campaign finance reform needs to return to the highest possible priority. And a Supreme Court that understands that money does not equal speech in any sense needs to be empaneled. Good luck on either of those two items.


http://connect.hbo.com/events/treme/live-q-david-simon/

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