Watch Barack Obama And The Wire Creator David Simon Discuss “The Other America”

The two use the series as a bridge to discuss mass incarceration and country’s culture of policing.

Barack Obama has long professed that he's a big fan of HBO's The Wire, as are most Americans with a television. His latest in a string of pop culture engagements comes as a sit-down conversation with series creator David Simon—the two use the series as a bridge to discuss mass incarceration and country's culture of policing. "It doesn't work, it's draconian, it doesn't work," Simon remarks, classifying the population of largely unemployable formally incarcerated citizens as "the other America." Watch above via the White House.

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Watch Barack Obama And The Wire Creator David Simon Discuss “The Other America”