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Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter

Reliable Sources examines how journalists do their jobs and how the media affect the stories they cover in this weekly CNN program.

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David Simon discusses his new HBO series ‘We Own This City;' local news; and his Twitter usage
Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
Apr 28, 2022

Acclaimed television producer David Simon speaks with Brian Stelter about his new crime drama; how it shares a theme with "The Wire;" and why the relationship between police and the public must be repaired. Simon also discusses the differences between journalism and drama, commenting that "it's an amorphous thing when you’re trying to depict reality after the fact, with limited information, on a camera…in my shop we try to have an ethical discussion about every scene." Simon also shares his thoughts on the Baltimore Banner startup; Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover; and the possible plot for his next project.