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Richard Belzer: Unimpressed with Bethesda?

Actor Richard Belzer, longtime star of "Law & Order: SVU" -- or as Baltimore prefers, of "Homicide" -- hit Bethesda this weekend to promote his new book.

Belzer's latest project is "Dead Wrong," his examination of four 1960s assassinations -- President John F. Kennedy, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Fred Hampton who led the Black Panthers. It also gets into the death of Marilyn Monroe and some other deaths with shadows and questions lingering over them. (For any "SVU" fans out there, you'll know that Belzer has worked his love of a good conspiracy into his character, Det. John Munch.)

According to the Washington Post's Reliable Source column, Belzer didn't seem to be particularly swooning over the sights of Bethesda. And he was at Bethesda Row, the supposedly hip part.

“Here we are in Bethesda, Maryland,” the Post reported Belzer saying. “What is Bethesda known for, beyond the hospital? Is that it?”

Also, though he gave a Nazi salute while promoting the book earlier this month on "Good Day New York," and slipped in a sodomy joke, Belzer kept it clean for Maryland.

Though Belzer is 68, the Post reports that he still seemed to be drawing in the ladies with more than a few "SVU" devotees lined up to have their picture taken with the actor.

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