08/29/2011 12:31 pm ET Updated Oct 29, 2011

'Wire' Creator David Simon Reflects On Drug War, BP And TV Critics

David Simon, creator of "The Wire," the HBO series considered by many to be the best television show ever, and "Treme," also on HBO, which chronicles the lives of people rebuilding in post-Katrina New Orleans, was in the Crescent City over the weekend to address the Rising Tide conference, which annually draws bloggers and writers to discuss the recovery. At the conference, The Loop 21 caught up with Simon to discuss the war on drugs, the BP oil disaster, and critics of his show.