Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Bob goes to Baltimore to talk with former journalist turned filmmaker David Simon. He’s the creator of the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire and now he’s busy preparing for the second season of Treme. Simon’s latest HBO series is based in New Orleans and tells the city’s story in the months and years following Hurricane Katrina. David Simon recently received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant for his body of work. Then, Davis McAlary played by actor Steve Zahn is one of the main characters onTreme. During our last trip to New Orleans, we visited with “The Real Davis” and talked about how his life overlaps with the character. Davis Rogan is a local musician, a former DJ and a consultant for the HBO series. He welcomed us into his Treme home, poured Bob a bourbon and they talked about the show, Rogan’s music and his city.