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‘Way Down in the Hole’: The Prologue

Jemele Hill and Van Lathan discuss how they first got into ‘The Wire,’ the show’s unique authenticity, and much more

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Before diving into Season 1, Jemele Hill and Van Lathan discuss how they first got into The Wire (04:00), the show’s unique authenticity (15:30), the TV landscape in 2002 (24:30), initial reviews from critics (35:15), how close it came to cancellation (01:04:00), and more.

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