Judith Ellen Licht, known professionally as Judith Light is an American actress and activist. Light made her professional stage debut in 1970, before making her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House, her breakthrough role was in the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1977 to 1983, where she played the role of Karen Wolek. For this role, she won two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, she starred as Angela Bower in the long-running ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? from 1984 to 1992, starred in many television films and short-lived series. She played the recurring role of Elizabeth Donnelly in the NBC legal crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Claire Meade in the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty, for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2007, she received her first nomination for a Tony Award in 2011, for her performance in the original Broadway play Lombardi. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties.
From 2013 to 2014, Light played the role of villainous Judith Brown Ryland in the TNT drama series, Dallas. In 2014, she began starring as Shelly Pfefferman in the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios dark comedy-drama series Transparent, for which she received Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, Critics' Choice Television Award nominations. Light is a prominent LGBT and HIV/AIDS activist, beginning her advocacy work in the early 1980s. Light was born to a Jewish family in Trenton, New Jersey, the daughter of Pearl Sue, a model, Sidney Light, an accountant. Light graduated from high school in 1966 at St. Mary's Hall–Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in drama. She recalled the university as "rigorous" and "amazing". Afterwards, she started out on stage, making her professional debut in Richard III at the California Shakespeare Festival in 1970. Light made her Broadway debut in A Doll's House in 1975, she starred in the 1976 Broadway play Herzl.
Light acted for such theatre companies as the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and the Seattle Repertory Theatre. In the late 1970s, Light went through a real crisis after a period of not landing any parts. Broke, she quit acting, because she felt that she was not contributing to the theater. In 1977, Light was called by her agent to audition for an understudy role in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. Having wanted never to be attached to a soap opera or a sitcom, she rejected the idea, until she was told that she would have a daily salary of $350. At the audition, she realized that "the format reaches a lot of people", that she could thereby "make a difference" and "make money" at the same time. Instead of landing an understudy role, she was recast in the role of Karen Wolek, a role, portrayed by actresses Kathryn Breech and Julia Duffy; this role was quite lucrative for Light and spawned one of the show's most-remembered storylines. On trial, Karen saved her friend Viki Lord Riley from being convicted of killing Karen's pimp, Marco Dane by admitting to the entire town, including her faithful husband, Dr Larry Wolek, that she had been a prostitute.
Light's portrayal of Karen brought the show critical acclaim and is credited with garnering One Life to Live ratings successes from the late 1970s into the early 1980s. Light's dramatic, confessional courtroom performance of a housewife-turned-prostitute on the witness stand is regarded as one of the most memorable moments in television by TV Guide. In 1980, this won Light her first Daytime Emmy Award for "Lead Actress in a Daytime Drama Series". Light recalled: "I was scared before those courtroom scenes. I was afraid to put myself out that much. With the agony of pulling it out piece by piece and having the prosecutor stick the knife in her gut, I couldn't help but let everything spew out of her."Light won another Emmy in the role in 1981. She appeared in an episode of St. Elsewhere in its first season, called "Dog Day Hospital", in which she played a housewife who became pregnant for the ninth time though her husband claimed he had had a vasectomy. In an effort to punish the doctor who botched the job she took an operating room hostage though it was revealed that her husband had not had the procedure.
After this success on daytime, Light landed the leading role of assertive advertising executive Angela Bower on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss?. Co-starring Tony Danza, who played her housekeeper, the show ran for eight seasons from 1984 to 1992; the series was successful in the ratings ranked in the top ten in the final primetime ratings between the years of 1985 and 1989, has since continued in syndication. TV Guide ranked Who's the Boss? as the 109th best sitcom of all time. Along with her work in Who's the Boss?, she starred in the several television films, including Stamp of a Killer alongside Jimmy Smits, critically acclaimed biographical drama The Ryan White Story where she played the mother of HIV/AIDS positive teenager Ryan White, Wife, Murderer, in which she played Audrey Marie Hilley. After Who's the Boss?, Light starred in another ABC sitcom, which ran for one season, 1993–94, before being canceled. In 1998 she starred in another short-lived sitcom, The Simple Life on CBS, she spent most of the 1990s starring i
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer is a morning daily newspaper that serves the Philadelphia metropolitan area of the United States. The newspaper was founded by John R. Walker and John Norvell in June 1829 as The Pennsylvania Inquirer and is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States. Owned by Philadelphia Media Network, a subsidiary of The Philadelphia Foundation's nonprofit Institute for Journalism in New Media, The Inquirer has the eighteenth largest average weekday U. S. newspaper has won twenty Pulitzer Prizes. It is the newspaper of record in the Delaware Valley; the paper has fallen in prominence throughout its history. The Inquirer first became a major newspaper during the American Civil War when its war coverage was popular on both sides; the paper's circulation dropped after the war rose by the end of the 19th century. Supportive of the Democratic Party, The Inquirer's political affiliation shifted toward the Whig Party and the Republican Party before becoming politically independent in the middle of the 20th century.
By the end of the 1960s, The Inquirer trailed its chief competitor, the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, lacked modern facilities and experienced staff. In the 1970s, new owners and editors turned the newspaper into one of the country's most prominent, winning 20 Pulitzers; the editor is Gabriel Escobar. Stan Wischnowski is vice president of news operations; the Philadelphia Inquirer was founded as The Pennsylvania Inquirer by printer John R. Walker and John Norvell, former editor of Philadelphia's largest newspaper, the Aurora & Gazette. An editorial in the first issue of The Pennsylvania Inquirer promised that the paper would be devoted to the right of a minority to voice their opinion and "the maintenance of the rights and liberties of the people against the abuses as the usurpation of power." They pledged support to then-President Andrew Jackson and "home industries, American manufactures, internal improvements that so materially contribute to the agricultural and national prosperity." Founded on June 1, 1829, The Philadelphia Inquirer is the third-oldest surviving daily newspaper in the United States.
However, in 1962, an Inquirer-commissioned historian traced The Inquirer to John Dunlap's The Pennsylvania Packet, founded on October 28, 1771. In 1850, The Packet was merged with another newspaper, The North American, which merged with the Philadelphia Public Ledger; the Public Ledger merged with The Philadelphia Inquirer in the 1930s, between 1962 and 1975, a line on The Inquirer's front page claimed that the newspaper is the United States' oldest surviving daily newspaper. Six months after The Inquirer was founded, with competition from eight established daily newspapers, lack of funds forced Norvell and Walker to sell the newspaper to publisher and United States Gazette associate editor Jesper Harding. After Harding acquired The Pennsylvania Inquirer, it was published as an afternoon paper before returning to its original morning format in January 1830. Under Harding, in 1829, The Inquirer moved from its original location between Front and Second Streets to between Second and Third Streets.
When Harding bought and merged the Morning Journal in January 1830, the newspaper was moved to South Second Street. Ten years The Inquirer again was moved, this time to its own building at the corner of Third Street and Carter's Alley. Harding expanded The Inquirer's content and the paper soon grew into a major Philadelphian newspaper; the expanded content included the addition of fiction, in 1840, Harding gained rights to publish several Charles Dickens novels for which Dickens was paid a significant amount. At the time the common practice was to pay little or nothing for the rights of foreign authors' works. Harding retired in 1859 and was succeeded by his son William White Harding, who had become a partner three years earlier. William Harding changed the name of the newspaper to The Philadelphia Inquirer. Harding, in an attempt to increase circulation, cut the price of the paper, began delivery routes and had newsboys sell papers on the street. In 1859, circulation had been around 7,000. Part of the increase was due to the interest in news during the American Civil War.
Twenty-five to thirty thousand copies of The Inquirer were distributed to Union soldiers during the war and several times the U. S. government asked The Philadelphia Inquirer to issue a special edition for soldiers. The Philadelphia Inquirer supported the Union. Confederate generals sought copies of the paper, believing that the newspaper's war coverage was accurate. Inquirer journalist Uriah Hunt Painter was at the First Battle of Bull Run in 1861, a battle which ended in a Confederate victory. Initial reports from the government claimed a Union victory, but The Inquirer went with Painter's firsthand account. Crowds threatened to burn The Inquirer's building down because of the report. Another report, this time about General George Meade, angered Meade enough that he punished Edward Crapsey, the reporter who wrote it. Crapsey and other war correspondents decided to attribute any victories of the Army of the Potomac, Meade's command, to Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the entire Union army. Any defeats of the Army of the Potomac would be attributed to Meade.
During the war, The Inquirer continued to grow with more staff being added and another move into a larger building on Chestnut Street. However, after the war, economic hits combined with Harding becoming ill, hurt The Inquirer. Despite Philadelphia's population growth, distribution fell from 70,000 during the Civil War to 5,000 in 1888. Beginning in 1889, the paper w
Dominick Carisi Jr.
Dominick "Sonny" Carisi Jr. is a fictional character on the NBC police procedural drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, portrayed by Peter Scanavino. Carisi is a detective with the Manhattan SVU at the 16th Precinct of the New York Police Department, his badge number is 0188. Carisi, an Italian-American, is an inexperienced detective who transfers to the Manhattan Special Victims Unit as Detective Nick Amaro's temporary replacement when Amaro is reassigned to Queens, he began his law enforcement career as a patrol officer in the Bronx. After getting his detective's shield, he did some time in Vice and did a few stints in the Special Victims Units for various boroughs before transferring to Manhattan SVU, he has never served despite what others may say. Carisi grew up in Staten Island, where his parents still reside, he is Roman Catholic, wanted to be a priest when he was a child. His badge number is 0188. Carisi gets off to a rough start with his new colleagues in the sixteenth season premiere episode "Girls Disappeared", coming off as blunt and insensitive during his initial meeting with Sergeant Olivia Benson and Detective Amanda Rollins.
He is nonetheless a talented detective with a knack for interrogations, getting suspects to talk by playing the "good cop." He eventually wins his colleagues' respect and friendship. Unlike his older, more seasoned colleagues, he has difficulty keeping his emotions in check when confronted by the horrific crimes he sees, he is upset by a case in which a prominent dentist rapes his own niece. In the fifth episode, it is revealed. In the same episode, Carisi helps turn one suspect against another during the investigation of a porn star's rape, earning him praise from Benson. Throughout season 16, he mentions that he is going to night classes at Fordham University's law school. A running joke has Carisi annoying Assistant District Attorney Rafael Barba with unsolicited advice on how to prosecute cases. Barba allows Carisi to shadow him for a trial, with Carisi helping Barba spot a key inconsistency in a witness' testimony; some months Carisi reveals that he has taken the bar exam and thanks Barba for the earlier opportunity.
The season 17 episode "Intersecting Lives" reveals. At the end of the episode, he serves as a pallbearer for Sgt. Mike Dodds after the latter is killed by a corrupt corrections officer. In "Parole Violations", his sister Bella's fiancé Tommy reports that his female parole officer raped him at gunpoint in her office. While he dislikes Tommy, Carisi comes to believe his story and works hard to make sure that the woman is brought to justice. In "Next Chapter", he is held at gunpoint and nearly killed by a rape suspect, former police Sgt. Tom Cole. Benson saves him by shooting Cole in the back of the head, killing him. In "In Loco Parentis", Carisi's niece Mia says she was raped by a fellow classmate, Ethan, at a college party, but admits it was consensual. However, Ethan rapes her for real in her room. Carisi admits what Mia told him. ADA Peter Stone gets Ethan to confess to the rape, for which he is sentenced to seven years in prison. Carisi helps Mia move out of her dorm and tells her that she was not at fault for what happened to her.
In "Sunk Cost Fallacy", while driving a victim, Jules Hunter, to her house, Carisi's car is hit by a car ignoring a stop sign. Carisi is injured, Jules is killed, it is suspected that their car was hit by Nick. Chicago PD — episode: "The Number of Rats" In May 2014 following the conclusion of the fifteenth season finale episode, SVU Executive Producer Warren Leight revealed that a new detective would temporarily replace Nick Amaro for the first three episodes of the sixteenth season. Peter Scanavino was approached to portray Detective Dominick Carisi, "a guy who has a little less polish...who maybe needs a little bit of refining". Scanavino was not a permanent addition to the cast, but rather a guest star. However, he was promoted to the main cast in the fifth episode of the same season, "Pornstar's Requiem". Carisi is not the only character Scanavino has portrayed in the Order franchise. In 2013, Scanavino guest-starred in SVU's fourteenth season episode, "Monster's Legacy", as an attempted murderer, Johnny Dubcek.
Prior to that, he had appeared in Law & Order: Trial by Jury, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order in various roles
Wit is a one-act play written by American playwright Margaret Edson, which won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Edson used her work experience in a hospital as part of the inspiration for her play. Wit received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, California, in 1995. Edson had sent the play with SCR dramaturg Jerry Patch seeing its potential, he gave it to artistic director Martin Benson, who worked with Edson to ready the play for production. It was given a reading at NewSCRipts, a full production was scheduled for January 1995. Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut subsequently staged the play in November 1997, with Kathleen Chalfant in the lead role of Vivian Bearing; the play received its first New York City production Off-Broadway in September 1998, at the MCC Theater, with Chalfant reprising her role as Vivian Bearing and direction by Derek Anson Jones. The play closed on October 4, 1998. An excerpt from the play was published in the New York Times in September 1998.
Chalfant received strong praise for her performance. She incorporated her own life experience into her work on the play, including the final illness and death of her brother Alan Palmer from cancer; the play moved to the Off-Broadway Union Square Theater in December 1998, after its successful initial run at the MCC. The lighting design for this production was by Michael Chybowski, the set design by Myung Hee Cho, the costume design by Ilona Somogyi, the sound design and original music was by David Van Tieghem; the production closed on April 2000 after 545 performances. The Manhattan Theatre Club presented the Broadway premiere at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre in a three-month run, starting in January 2012 and closing on March 17, 2012; the production was directed by Lynne Meadow. The set design was by Santo Loquasto, costume design was by Jennifer von Mayrhauser, lighting design was by Peter Kaczorowski. On the cover of the published book of the play, the use of a semicolon in place of the letter i gives W.
In the context of the play, the semicolon refers to the recurring theme of the use of a semicolon versus a comma in one of John Donne's Holy Sonnets. Both Wit and W. Elizabeth Klaver has discussed in detail the philosophical issues of "mind vs body" in the context of Wit. In the fall of 2018, Southwest Baptist University sold pins featuring the quote, "Keep pushing the fluids" alongside their production of W; the action of the play takes place during the final hours of Dr Vivian Bearing, a university professor of English, dying of ovarian cancer. She recalls the initial diagnosis of Stage IV metastatic ovarian cancer from her oncologist, Dr Harvey Kelekian. Dr Kelekian proposes an experimental chemotherapeutic treatment regimen consisting of eight rounds at full dosage. Vivian agrees to the treatment. Over the course of the play, Vivian reflects on her life through the intricacies of the English language the use of wit in the metaphysical poetry of John Donne. Throughout the play, she recites Donne's Holy Sonnet X, "Death Be Not Proud," while reflecting upon her condition.
As a professor, she has a reputation for rigorous teaching methods. She has lived her life alone, is unmarried and without children, her parents are deceased, she has no emergency contact. Vivian recalls undergoing tests by various medical technicians and being the subject of grand rounds, she remembers sharing a love of language and books with her father. She flashes back to her experiences as a student of an expert on John Donne. Bearing finds herself under the care of Dr Jason Posner, an oncology research fellow who has taken her class on John Donne. At the hospital, she recognizes that doctors are interested in her for her research value and, like her, tend to ignore humanity in favor of knowledge, she realizes that she would prefer kindness to intellectualism. Vivian reaches the end stage in extreme pain as Susie Monahan, a nurse at the medical centre, offers Vivian compassion and discusses with her the option of exercising her final option, "do not resuscitate", in case of a severe decline in her condition.
Vivian decides to mark the DNR option. Dr Ashford, in town for her great-grandson's birthday, visits the hospital after learning of Vivian's cancer, she comforts her and offers to read a Donne sonnet. Instead, Ashford reads from Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny, which she had bought for her great-grandson. Dr Ashford disappears from the script without any exit; when Vivian flatlines, Jason tries to resuscitate her, calls in a medical team to administer CPR. Susie tries pointing out the DNR instruction. Jason realizes his mistake and calls for the CPR team to stop; the play ends as Vivian, unclothed after her death, walks from her hospital bed "toward a little light". Vivian Bearing, PhD – 50 years old, a professor of seventeenth-century poetry at the university, diagnosed with stage IV, metastatic ovarian cancer Harvey Kelekian, MD – 50 years old, chief of medical oncology at the University Hospital Jason Posner, MD – 28 years old, a clinical fellow at the Medical Oncology branch. Susie Monahan, BSN, RN – 28 years old, Dr Bearing's primary nurse Dr E M Ashford, PhD – 80 years old, professor emerita of English literature.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles. Variety.com features breaking entertainment news, box office results, cover stories, photo galleries and more, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905. Variety has been published since December 16, 1905, when it was launched by Sime Silverman as a weekly periodical covering theater and vaudeville with its headquarters in New York City. Sime was fired by The Morning Telegraph in 1905 for panning an act which had taken out an advert for $50, said that it looked like he would have to start his own paper in order to be able to tell the truth. With a loan of $1,500 from his father-in-law, he launched Variety as editor. In addition to Sime's former employer The Morning Telegraph, other major competitors on launch were The New York Clipper and the New York Dramatic Mirror.
The original cover design, similar to the current design, was sketched by Edgar M. Miller, a scenic painter, who refused payment; the front cover contained pictures of the original editorial staff, who were Alfred Greason, Epes W Sargeant and Joshua Lowe, as well as Sime. The first issue contained a review by Sime's son Sidne known as Skigie, claimed to be the youngest critic in the world at seven years old. In 1922, Sime acquired The New York Clipper, reporting on the stage and other entertainment since 1853 and folded it two years merging some of its features into Variety. In 1922, Sime launched the Times Square Daily, which he referred to as "the world's worst daily" and soon scrapped. During that period, Variety staffers worked on all three papers. After the launch of The Hollywood Reporter in 1930, which Variety sued for alleged plagiarism in 1932, Sime launched Daily Variety in 1933, based in Hollywood, with Arthur Ungar as the editor, it replaced Variety Bulletin, issued in Hollywood on Fridays.
Daily Variety was published every day other than Sunday but on Monday to Friday. Ungar was editor until 1950, followed by Joe Schoenfeld and Thomas M. Pryor, succeeded by his son Pete; the Daily and the Weekly were run as independent newspapers, with the Daily concentrating on Hollywood news and the Weekly on U. S. and International coverage. Sime Silverman had passed on the editorship of the Weekly Variety to Abel Green as his replacement in 1931. Green remained as editor from 1931 until his death in 1973. Sime's son Sidne succeeded him as publisher of both publications. Following his death from tuberculosis in 1950, his only son Syd Silverman, was the sole heir to what was Variety Inc. Young Syd's legal guardian Harold Erichs oversaw Variety Inc. until 1956. After that date Syd Silverman managed the company as publisher of both the Weekly Variety in New York and the Daily Variety in Hollywood, until the sale of both papers in 1987 to Cahners Publishing for $64 million, he remained as publisher until 1990 when he was succeeded on Weekly Variety by Gerard A. Byrne and on Daily Variety by Sime's great grandson, Michael Silverman.
Syd became chairman of both publications. In 1953, Army Archerd's "Just for Variety" column appeared on page two of Daily Variety and swiftly became popular in Hollywood. Archerd broke countless exclusive stories, reporting from film sets, announcing pending deals, giving news of star-related hospitalizations and births; the column appeared daily for 52 years until September 1, 2005. On December 7, 1988, the editor, Roger Watkins and oversaw the transition to four-color print. Upon its launch, the new-look Variety measured one inch shorter with a washed-out color on the front; the old front-page box advertisement was replaced by a strip advertisement, along with the first photos published in Variety since Sime gave up using them in the old format in 1920: they depicted Sime and Syd. For twenty years from 1989 its editor-in-chief was Peter Bart only of the weekly New York edition, with Michael Silverman running the Daily in Hollywood. Bart had worked at Paramount Pictures and The New York Times.
In April 2009, Bart moved to the position of "vice president and editorial director", characterized online as "Boffo No More: Bart Up and Out at Variety". From mid 2009 to 2013, Timothy M. Gray oversaw the publication as Editor-in-Chief, after over 30 years of various reporter and editor positions in the newsroom. In October 2012, Reed Business Information, the periodical's owner, sold the publication to Penske Media Corporation. PMC is the owner of Deadline Hollywood, which since the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike has been considered Variety's largest competitor in online showbiz news. In October 2012, Jay Penske, Chairman and CEO of PMC, announced that the website's paywall would come down, the print publication would stay, he would invest more into Variety's digital platform in a townhall. In March 2013, Variety owner Jay Penske appointed three co-editors to oversee different parts of the publication's industry coverage; the decision was made to stop printing Daily Variety with the last printed edition published on March 19, 2013 with the headline "Variety A
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 4)
The fourth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 27, 2002 and ended May 16, 2003 on NBC. This was the last season of the series to air on Friday nights at 10pm/9c. Filming for Season 4 began while Season 3 was still airing as evidenced by reports that Sharon Lawrence would appear on SVU in time for May sweeps. In a 2012 interview for the show Media Mayhem, Neal Baer cited "Juvenile" as a script whose writing was relevant to still debated case law. In the episode, a well meaning boy is manipulated by a sociopathic classmate and charged with felony murder as a result — a topic, addressed by Miller v. Alabama in the Supreme Court. In the same interview, Baer talked about the detectives having differing opinions on grey areas of the law, he opined that this contributed to NBC's willingness to let him delve into charged topics with no censorship and cited "Mercy" as an example. After two seasons of being a recurring guest star, BD Wong was added to the opening credits of the fourth season.
This was the last full season to star Stephanie March as ADA Alexandra Cabot. Previous seasons had shown Mariska Hargitay in every episode; the first episode to break this trend was "Rotten" which showed Detective Benson working with Detective Tutuola. Actor Chad Lowe who had guest starred in the second season returned to the set of SVU. However, instead of reprising his character, he directed the season finale; the episode "Dominance" introduced the CSU Captain Judith Siper played by actress and life science executive Caren Browning. Browning continued to appear in this role for the eight seasons; as with Neal Baer, she stated that her role on SVU was beneficial to her job in the healthcare industry: "My work on the show has opened many doors and conversations with the press and clients — so there’s a real synergy there." Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson Richard Belzer as Det. John Munch Stephanie March as ADA Alexandra Cabot Ice-T as Det. Fin Tutuola BD Wong as Dr. George Huang Dann Florek as Capt.
Don Cragen In the season premiere "Chameleon", Sharon Lawrence guest starred as Maggie Peterson, a psychotic prostitute who kills men after she sleeps with them. When discussing the role, Lawrence revealed that her "husband trained as a psychiatrist in a big county psych ward and was helpful in researching that pathology, it was a great challenge to understand that character's mind." The decorated actress Pam Grier appeared in the fifth episode "Disappearing Acts". She appeared again in the fifteenth episode "Pandora" and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her time on SVU; the episode "Angels" guest starred Pablo Santos as Ernesto Diaz, a Guatemalan boy who endured years of living as a sex slave. Of the previous SVU episodes focusing on child molestation, most of them were careful not to expose the child actors to the actual content of the sex crimes. However, Santos discussed several details in his episode as well as in an interview with Zap2it.
According to Neal Baer, "We would never do it with, say, a 6-year-old, but we felt like, with a kid who's 15, he can articulate that. It's not something. We felt that it's all right." "Waste" explored the question of. Bruce Davison and Lisa Pelikan played doctors in the episode marking the first joint appearance by the husband and wife. Philip Bosco's, whose character has Parkinson's disease, would portray the same dementia in The Savages. Gloria Reuben guest starred in the episode, "Dolls" as the mother of a missing daughter. Reuben went on to portray Bureau Chief Assistant District Attorney Christine Danielson in the ninth season and Assistant U. S. Attorney Christine Danielson in the twelfth. Concerning Reuben's Season 4 performance, Michael Buckley of TV Guide wrote "The scenes between Reuben and Ice-T are good, the detective bends the rules to try to help the agonizing mother." With the episode "Appearances", John Cullum guest starred as ADA Cabot's old law professor-turned-defense attorney Barry Moredock who comes in when defendants' civil and amendment rights are believed to be violated.
This role became recurring for Cullum in seasons. Rob Estes guest stars in "Desperate" as the prime suspect in his second wife's murder. Max Jansen Weinstein guest stars as a silent child in "Desperate", where he witnesses his stepmother's murder. Jason Ritter made a guest appearance this season after his father appeared in season 3, his character in "Dominance" was a disturbed young adult, assisting in murders to gain the respect of his brother played by Ian Somerhalder. In the episode "Fallacy", Kate Moennig played Cheryl Avery — a transgender woman, born Charlie Avery. Moennig considered the show to be her initiation to New York City and said "You have to do Law and Order if you lived in New York!" In the episode "Perfect", Barbara Barrie was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She portrayed Mrs. Haggerty, one of the organizers of a cult who believes she is doing the right thing before having a change of heart at the end of the episode; this episode was the prime-time broadcast network debut for Gale Harold.
In the final episode "Soulless", the detectives are on the trail of a vicious sociopath played by Logan Marshall-Green. The detectives have a debate about whether his character has a conscience, in this scene, Mariska Hargitay was uncomfortable evoking the pessimistic point of view. Neal Baer told her "I'm sure you do but Olivia Benson does not." Green, Susan. Law & Or
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (season 6)
The sixth season of the television series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premiered September 21, 2004 and ended May 24, 2005 on NBC. It aired on Tuesday nights at 10pm/9c. In January 2005, when the season was halfway through airing, Mariska Hargitay won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama becoming the first regular cast member of any Law & Order series to win a Golden Globe. Emmy Ann Wooding, a long time assistant at Wolf Films, died in a car accident while the sixth season was being filmed; the seventh episode "Charisma" was dedicated to her memory. Towards the end of the season, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit crossed over with the third Law & Order spin-off, Law & Order: Trial by Jury with two episodes: "Night" in SVU and "Day" in TBJ. In the episode Casey Novak is beaten unconscious by an Islamic fundamentalist. In an interview for USA Network, Diane Neal, who did her own stunts, revealed that she indeed passed out due to an error in how they acted out the scene.
In an interview about Season 6, Mariska Hargitay mentioned that filming of the night time scenes took place on Tuesday and Friday nights — when finished episodes were airing. The same interview explained how she provided input to the writing of the episode "Doubt". Hargitay, a trained rape crisis counsellor, said "I made Neal take a tour of the rape treatment center; because once I became a counselor I could say,'No, this isn't how we do it.'" "Doubt", noted for not revealing the jury's verdict, focused on a student and her professor and the difficulty in determining whether their encounter was rape or consensual sex. NBC conducted an online poll which revealed that 60% of the viewers were in favor of a "not guilty" verdict. Filming of the episode ran long because of a truck. According to producer Gail Barringer "It was at night and we had a long delay, we went late. It's the worst feeling to keep looking at your watch. We want it all to be perfect, but your watch just screams at you."During the sixth season, sound mixer Bill Daly, with the show since its inception, elaborated on the audio equipment used by SVU.
This included Lectrosonics receivers and interruptible foldbacks set up so that everything was wireless. All main cast members present at the end of the fifth season returned for the sixth. Stephanie March, who left the show early in Season 5, returned as Alexandra Cabot in the sixteenth episode "Ghost". In the episode "Outcry", John Schuck played the NYPD's Chief of Detectives which became a recurring part; the episodes "Weak", "Contagious" and "Identity" starred Mary Stuart Masterson as Dr. Rebecca Hendrix, a psychiatrist and former cop; this gave Masterson. After confirming that Hendrix was needed while BD Wong was acting in theatre, Neal Baer stated that the character gave him an opportunity to introduce a conflict between Benson and Stabler and said "Stabler hasn't always felt warmly toward psychiatry, but he does warm up to this character -, both a cop and a shrink." The character Dr. Amy Solwey from the fifth season returned in the episode "Parts". Played by Marlee Matlin, Neal Baer said "Munch got involved with her character, we thought, that's moving‚ let's bring her back."
Christopher Meloni as Det. Elliot Stabler Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson Richard Belzer as Det. John Munch Diane Neal as ADA Casey Novak Ice-T as Det. Fin Tutuola BD Wong as Dr. George Huang Dann Florek as Capt. Don Cragen In the season premiere "Birthright", Lea Thompson starred as a mother who lets her maternal instincts go out of control, her character arranged for the kidnapping of a girl played by Abigail Breslin. Neal Baer opined in an interview that "The premiere with Lea Thompson moved people." In the same interview, Baer said. It gave you a sense of Chinatown that you don't see on TV." In "Debt", Ming-Na played a woman who gets in over her head with a Chinese gang specializing in smuggling and extortion. The third episode "Obscene" starred Lewis Black as a shock jock whose right to free speech comes under attack; this is prompted by an overprotective mother played by Dana Delany. SVU writers wrote the part with her in mind. According to Delany, "It deals with a Howard Stern type character.
I think it presents both sides of the argument well." Kyle MacLachlan starred in the episode "Conscience" as a grieving father who notices an opportunity to eliminate a sociopath. MacLachlan pointed out "I took matters into my own hands and got away with it, one of the few times on SVU that that happens." The episode "Charisma" saw Jeff Kober play a manipulative cult leader. Mariska Hargitay described his character as "The most charismatic, genius-like serial-killer-cult-leader that doesn't think he's doing anything wrong." For her performance in "Weak", Amanda Plummer won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Plummer played Miranda Cole, a paranoid schizophrenic who struggles to recount the details of her rape. Dallas Roberts played her attacker. In "Contagious", child actress Jennette McCurdy played Holly Purcell, a traumatized nine-year-old rape victim. For an interview in 2008, McCurdy wrote "My favorite job to this day has been Law and Order: SVU. I played a girl, badly abused, so the part involved lots of crying and seriousness."In "Haunted", Ernest Waddell made his first of what would become several appearances as Fin Tutuola's son Ken Randall.
The character had been never shown. Neal Baer stated that the plan to reveal family members slow