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Retired Sgt. Derek Pacifico trains screenwriters and novelists to bring more realism into their police procedurals. Vince Stewart hide caption

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For Writers, The School Of Hard Cops

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Longtime late night producer Peter Lassally tells Scott Simon that being interviewed for NPR is a "big, frightening experience." "I'm not a performer," he says. "I'm a quiet person who doesn't like to blow his own horn." Mark Mainz/Getty Images for AFI hide caption

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Meet Peter Lassally, Late Night 'Host Whisperer'

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Getnet Marsha, a shoeshiner in Charlotte, N.C., fled Ethiopia on foot when he was 14. He began shining shoes after coming to the U.S. as a political refugee in 1992. Tanner Latham for NPR hide caption

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For A Craftsman, Shining Shoes Offers Ties To Home

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