The Wire: A Compelling Portrayal of an American City

April 4, 2008

Streaming video of HBO's The Wire: A Compelling Portrayal of an American City at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum on April 4, 2008.

A conversation with:

David Simon, Creator and Executive Produce of HBO's The Wire
Nora Baston, Deputy Superintendent, Boston Police Department
Geoffrey Canada, President and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone; Author of Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America
Sudhir Vankatesh, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University; Author of Gang Leader for a Day

Moderated by William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda Geyser University Professor, Harvard University; Author When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor

Co-sponsored by HBO, Harvard's W.E.B. DuBoise Institute for African American Research, the Department of African and African American Studies, Harvard's Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, the HKS Urban Policy Pic and Harvard College Black Men's Forum