'Law And Order' Fades To Black

After 20 seasons and countless spinoffs, the TV show Law and Order aired its final episode Monday night. The show is one of the longest running TV dramas.

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Our last word in business today is about the end of a famous franchise.

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GREENE: The word is lawless. After 20 seasons, a movie and countless spinoffs, the TV show "Law and Order" aired its final episode last night.

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Unidentified Man #1: She doesn't have to answer you.

Unidentified Man #2: This guy, this teacher, whoever he may be, presents an eminent danger. Not just to himself, but...

Unidentified Man #1: Unless you have a subpoena, you can't compel her to talk.

Mr. SAM WATERSTON (Actor): (as Jack McCoy) Scott. I'm Jack McCoy, the district attorney. We need you to talk to us.

GREENE: "Law and Order" is one of this country's longest-running TV dramas. But come on, it's really not over. There are more than 450 episodes that will be rerun. The spinoffs, like "Special Victims Unit," will continue, and there's even a new one: "Law and Order: Los Angeles."

That's business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.


And I'm Renee Montagne.

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