Recorded on November 6, 2010.
Dr. Neal Baer shares with the Festival audience his vast experience over the past 16 years as both a television producer and physician. As executive producer of Law & Order: SVU and ER, two of TV’s biggest medical dramas, he takes us behind the scenes for an insider’s view into how the shows are written and produced. Drawing on his training as a pediatrician, Dr. Baer discusses how he incorporates complex medical issues into episodes of Law & Order: SVU. With a unique vantage point as writer-doctor-producer, Dr. Baer provides unusual insight into how his shows have forever changed the way Hollywood presents medicine onscreen.