Today, Nikki Finke posted this TIME article about The Wire’s writers and their current and newly-published policy about the Drug War. I find it relevant that their little show, “admittedly a small shard of the TV universe” has such an invested following! The article makes the suggestion that their audience, their viewers, look to them, the writers, for meaningful, relevant advice about what to do about this giant, important social problem. I think it means that if you write about significant subject matter, the audience will expect you to have a significant prescription for their actions! Caveat venditor. Let the seller beware: the audience is looking for substance!
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