Sam Waterston may be a getting a "Law & Order" promotion.That's an interesting development. Watching the show for several years, I always got the impression that Waterston's character (Jack McCoy) didn't like the politics associated with the elected position that Thompson's character holds. It is interesting that Jack would want that position. It is also interesting to me that Waterston would want that position, as it is a role that seems to get much less airtime per episode.
The actor is negotiating to step in as the show's New York district attorney, replacing co-star Fred Thompson, a source close to the production said Monday. Thompson, a former U.S. senator, is weighing a presidential run and asked to be released from the NBC drama.
Anyway, it is interesting to see how life influences art, so to speak. To me, the best thing about Fred Thompson running for president is that I won't have to see him on Law and Order anymore. I never did like him very much.