The Shield creator Shawn Ryan, actress C.C.H. Pounder, and film critic David Edelstein are the guests on this edition of Fresh Air.
Shawn Ryan is the creator and writer for the critically acclaimed FX drama The Shield. It just began its sixth season. (Original Airdate: 3/14/06)
Then, C.C.H. Pounder, who's best known for her portrayal of Detective Claudette Wyms on The Shield. Last season, Pounder's character got a much deserved promotion to captain. Pounder was raised in Guyana and schooled in Britain. Her film credits include Bagdad Café, Postcards from the Edge, Benny & Joon, and Face/Off. She's also had numerous TV appearances, on L.A. Law, ER, and Law & Order. Pounder is a member of the group Artists for a New South Africa, which is involved in AIDS outreach and education. The Shield is one of last year's recipients of the prestigious Peabody Award. (Original Airdate: 6/5/06)
Finally, David Edelstein reviews Hot Fuzz, a parody of Hollywood-style action films by the makers of Shaun of the Dead. [Broadcast Date: April 20, 2007]