The "Treme" and "The Wire" actor on his career, launching a supermarket chain in New Orleans, and why Americans shy away from reality on television.
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Audio of the excellent Harry Shearer interview with Treme co-creator Eric Overmyer, actor Wendell Pierce, and writers Lolis Eric Elie and Tom Piazza at the Allison Miner stage at the New Orleans Jazzfest April 24th.
Jesse is joined by Wendell Pierce ("Bunk," top) and Andre Royo ("Bubbles," bottom) from HBO’s brilliant crime drama The Wire. The Wire isn’t just another cop show — it’s an investigation of contemporary urban America that uses the drug trade as a lens to get at even larger issues. Royo and Pierce discuss what its like to authentically portray urban life, and whether a white writer can capture the largely black experience of inner-city urban life in Baltimore.