David Simon Talks About His Favorite Characters, Obama, and Porn

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Like watching a David Simon show, watching a David Simon interview requires you to settle down and settle in. He went on Late Night With Seth Meyers Thursday night to promote his mini-series, Show Me a Hero, but he also had a lot of other stuff to talk about. He has two other HBO series in the works: one about Congress, and the other about Times Square in the '70s, when it was a red-light district. "I suppose if you're uncomfortable with rank, shameless prostitution, you'll probably be more comfortable with Times Square," he quips to a few light chuckles from audience members who enjoy depressing conversations with brief spurts of levity. We're here for you, David Simon.