Following on from my excitement over actors from "The Wire" visiting campus yesterday, I have been asking people on campus if they had known about it. No one had heard about it before hand, and actually almost no one I spoke to had even heard of "The Wire" itself. I spent a large portion of my day explaining it's utter genius to anyone who would stay still long enough to listen.
I did discover that actually there are seven cast members touring all over North Carolina at the moment, Chad Coleman (Dennis "Cutty" Wise), Deidre Lovejoy (Rhonda Pearlman), Jamie Hector (Marlo Stanfield), Clarke Peters (Detective Lester Freamon), Sonja Sohn (Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs), Seth Gilliam (Sergeant Ellis Carver), and Gbenga Akinnagbe (Chris Partlow) have been attending rallies, visiting campuses and generally promoting Obama's campaign.
How fantastic is that?