The New York City of today is very different from 1970s New York—how difficult was it to find places that could work as stand-ins for that time? It’s strangely more difficult the ’70s than to capture the ’20s. There are buildings—churches, museums, that kind of thing—that are still intact from the ’20s. There’s not very much from the ’70s.
Check out the full interview for a fascinating blend of NYC history and a peek behind the creation of modern television.