I didn't know that Fred Thompson, who plays Arthur Branch, was actually in the Senate (1994, filling out the remainder of Al Gore's term), or that he was the minority council in the Watergate investigation. Apparently now, people want him to run for President. I hope his politics aren't like Arthur's.
In other out-of-the-ordinary Law & Order news, New York failed to name a street after Jerry Orbach.
Law & Order has become so bad that I think I'm going to stop watching it. TV is just a way to relax, and the acting has slipped enough that it stresses me out more than it relaxes me.