"The copy desk nightmare is when you wake up and you realize I made a mistake. You know, it's a fact, it's a figure, you did something wrong, you wrote a backward sentence. And you call the copy desk in your nightmare, and you realize the slot man has left. And usually, you see the presses rolling. I started having these in my twenties, and I still have them."
"The newsroom is the essential vehicle for understanding a city, because it’s not one guy at a computer trying to figure shit out," says David Simon, creator of "The Wire" and this year's "Treme." But since those kinds of news organizations are committing slow suicide, HBO provides a nice way of telling it straight.