It is not unusual for the president of a network to visit the sets of his or her hottest shows. But it’s rare that such visits involve entering the world of a show altogether. That’s the norm for IFC President Jennifer Caserta, who like all good network presidents loves all of her “children” equally, but finds her trips to Portland, Oregon – where IFC’s signature series “Portlandia” is filmed entirely on location – to be something special. I felt the same way during a recent visit there: To visit Portland is to immerse oneself in the show’s title city. It’s what the locals refer to as “the ‘Portlandia’ effect.”
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