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Bunk of 'The Wire' sticks up for Times-Picayune

Bunk of 'The Wire' sticks up for Times-Picayune

David Simon did it. And now Bunk is doing it too -- protesting drastic cuts at New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Wendell Pierce, who played Bunk on "The Wire," has joined a number of big names from New Orleans to tell the newspaper's parent company that they want a daily paper -- not something that comes out just three times a week, Jim Romenesko reported on his blog.

"Unfortunately and sadly, the considerable goodwill your family enterprise has created in New Orleans in the last 50 years has dissipated in just a few short months because of the decision that took our entire community by surprise," says their letter to the Newhouse family. "It is painful to...