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David Chase answered one of life’s most enduring questions Tuesday night. One that has baffled the greatest minds of the last decade. Chase1_2

No, not what came first, the chicken or the egg? Or if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? The real question everyone has been asking, of course, is the one that has eluded the most elite television scholars since May 6, 2001: What happened to the Russian in the woods?

Chase, the creator and voice of "The Sopranos," spoke to a crowd of a few hundred gathered at the Writers’ Guild to discuss all things "Sopranos." The event was an homage to Chase, this year’s recipient of the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television.

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