One Friday morning earlier this season, the board of the Hebrew Congregation received a distressing phone call. The rabbi who was supposed to lead that night’s Kabbalat Shabbat service was dealing with a rabbinical emergency and was not going to be able to make it.
David Simon was never promoted throughout his entire 12-year career as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun. He shared his theory on career advancement with the Amphitheater crowd at his lecture Monday night: “Stay in one spot until you outlast everybody.”
But it was all that time spent as a crime reporter that would influence his later work, both his nonfiction books and his successful TV shows, such as HBO’s “The Wire.”