After the Sept. 11 attacks, the New York City Police Department transformed itself into an aggressive domestic intelligence unit and monitored hundreds of Muslims in their mosques, workplaces and schools. Journalist Matt Apuzzo, who helped uncover the story, just won a Pulitzer Prize.
The Newsweek journalist writes that the NYPD has become one of the world's best intelligence-gathering operations; his book Securing the City explores New York City's creation of an elite counter-terror force.
Edward Conlon's memoir, Blue Blood (now out in paperback) begins with his first days on the street as a cop and goes back three generations. His great-grandfather was a an "officer of dubious integrity" during the Tammany-era NYPD. Conlon also wrote the Cop Diary columns in The New Yorker, and is a graduate of Harvard. This interview was originally broadcast on April 14, 2004.
Milch co-created NYPD Blue, for which he won two Emmys. He is the creator, executive producer and head writer of the current HBO series Deadwood, a Western drama set in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Milch left a teaching job at Yale University to go to Hollywood and work on the show Hill Street Blues. This interview was originally broadcast on March 25, 2004.
Franz played the role of Det. Andy Sipowicz for 12 seasons on the show NYPD Blue. The last episode of the show airs March 1. He was also on the TV series Hill Street Blues. This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 1, 1993.
Bill Clark is a consultant to the show NYPD Blue. Clark is a former New York City homicide detective. Clark and producer David Milch discuss how many of the story lines for the show come from cases Clark worked on. This interview was originally broadcast on Nov. 1, 1995.