'Brooklyn DA': 'Our beat is law and justice'

If you think television has educated you in what prosecutors do, get ready for the real deal.Shows from "Perry Mason" to "Law & Order" have delved into the work of lawyers, but "Brooklyn DA" -- an unscripted series from the makers of "48 Hours" that premieres Tuesday, May 28, on CBS -- offers a look at New York's Kings County District Attorney's Office, where 500 lawyers handle 1,000-plus cases weekly. Their targets range from corrupt judges to underworld kingpins, and this time, it isn't the stuff of fiction."We had done some ['48 Hours'] shows with the Brooklyn DA's office," CBS News veteran Susan Zirinsky, senior executive producer of both programs, tells Zap2it. "Patti Aronofsky is the producer who came to me with this idea, and we were just kind of brainstorming about limited-run series when she proposed 'Brooklyn DA.'"They're very unique human beings in that office. It is the largest urban DA's office in the...


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