When one of TV's most popular shows is grim and ugly, what does it say about what we're told we want to see?
The America that Hollywood would like us to believe in exists as little more than a fantasy-world. Our collective obsession with celebrity, fame and pop culture belies the fact that deep inside, we are drawn to the grittier side of humanity. Is The Wire reality or just PR?
Join literary academic Michael Williams, writer and social commentator Clementine Ford and author Michael Adams as they search for America within the dark Baltimore streets of HBO's The Wire.