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PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - Dr. David Pierson, an associate Professor of Media Studies at the University of Southern Maine shares with us why he wrote a book on the popular TV show.

"Breaking Bad" follows the exploits of Walter White, a mild-mannered, put-upon New Mexico high school chemistry teacher, who, upon learning that he has terminal lung cancer, secretly decides to begin producing and selling crystal methamphetamine so that he can earn enough money to secure his family's future.

It debuted in 2008 and ends this Sunday.