No one is more surprised at the success of the sweeping television drama “Downton Abbey” than its own creator and writer, Julian Fellowes. Fellowes sat down with NBC’s Mary Carillo to talk about the inspiration for the series, the new faces in season 3, his own ascent to British nobility, and what he sees as the great equalizer in even the most hierarchical societies: love. Originally posted to the Rock Center website on December 21, 2012. Produced by Brian T. Brown. Edited by Ed Eaves.

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