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In this new kind of interview show, Randy Cohen talks to guests about a person, a place, and a thing they feel strongly about. The result: some great talkers tell stories they never have before. Visit

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Jan 12, 2016

The writer-producers of Law and Order SVU describe the pains and pleasures of shooting in New York - mostly pleasures... no, pains... no, pleasures derived from pains - and make this astute observation: it's not just that an actor shapes a character but that playing a character transforms the actor herself. In this case it is Mariska Hargitay / Detective Olivia Benson who work that double evolution. Plus music from Ned Sublette. This event was produced with the Writers Guild of America East.