'The Wire' to be Taught at Harvard

The HBO television series “The Wire” is so authentic that Harvard sociology students will soon be able to score credits by watching it:

At a panel last night, stars of the HBO hit series joined Harvard professors in discussing the applications of the show—which depicts the struggles of urban life in Baltimore—in understanding and combating real urban social issues.

“‘The Wire’ has done more to enhance our understanding of the systemic urban inequality that constrains the lives of the poor than any published study”, Sociology Professor William J. Wilson said.

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