Monday, February 26, 2007

The Names Have Been Changed . . .

50 years ago today the last episode of Dragnet aired on the radio. But it was followed by several popular TV series.

Most of us are aware of the Dragnet TV series that changed the way police dramas are presented on TV, adding realism to the story: shooting, interviewing, paperwork. We learned real police jargon, terse presentation and the black-and-white moral system. And the bad guy was always caught and we learned a lesson.

Everything is more complex now. But everyone knows Dragnet and Jack Webb.

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