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  1. DragnetRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 29 | The Glittering Eye

    As I've mentioned before I've been listening to old radio programs as I drive around in the car. For the last couple of months I've been listening to what I have no doubt is the second-best radio drama series ever made: Dragnet .

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  2. 'The Mod Squad,' 'Adam-12' and how TV brought the counterculture into 1968's cop showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 26 | Los Angeles Times

    ... rebel Pete. Black activist Linc. Flower girl Julie. On other long-running detective shows of the era such as "Dragnet," they'd have been cast as the disrespectful young people arrested during aimless protests or a raid on a free-love cult. The ...

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  3. 'The Mod Squad,' 'Adam-12' and how TV brought the ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | Los Angeles Times

    ... rebel Pete. Black activist Linc. Flower girl Julie. On other long-running detective shows of the era such as "Dragnet," they'd have been cast as the disrespectful young people arrested during aimless protests or a raid on a free-love cult. The ...

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  4. The Moviegoer, April 15-22Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Los Angeles Times

    Joe Friday made his way to the big screen in Dragnet , as he and partner Frank Smith investigate the murder of a bookie with ties to the mob with the assist of an undercover policewoman . With Loophole , starring Barry Sullivan, Charles McGraw and Dorothy Malone.

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  5. How Steven Bochco cut the bull and reinvented the cop showRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | Star Tribune

    ... crowd; his crime dramas had texture, character and style of their own. Like the first TV crime classic, Jack Webb's "Dragnet," Bochco's shows were the distinctive influential creations of a stubborn auteur. Boys in blue: Taurean Blacque as Detective ...

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  6. Charlie Sewell: Separate fact from fiction in television cop showsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 7, 2018 | MDJonline.com

    ... be done by an astute person, but many times it takes supreme court type deliberation. The television cop show "Dragnet," which first aired in 1951, was written based on real events that ranged from insignificant to heartbreaking. Sgt. Joe Friday ...

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  7. Tom Shales: How Steven Bochco Cut the Bull and Reinvented the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | SFGate

    ... year; his crime dramas had texture, character and style of their own. Like the first TV crime classic, Jack Webb's "Dragnet," Bochco's shows were the distinctive influential creations of a stubborn auteur. Many of the alleged innovators whose "video ...

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  8. Your Mental Sorbet: Project UFORead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | Child of Television

    Project U.F.O. is a NBC television series which lasted two seasons, from 1978 to 1979. Based loosely on the real-life Project Blue Book, the show was created by Dragnet veteran Jack Webb, who pored through Air Force files looking for episode ideas.

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  9. Pat Novaka For HireRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2018 | The Glittering Eye

    ... and they changed the music to be a little jazzier, blues-ier. At that point Webb was just three years from creating Dragnet and Breen was just seven from winning an Academy Award for adapting the screenplay of Captain Newman, MD . It was dynamite. ...

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  10. Is 2018 the year to defeat 'fake news'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... of learning what's happening in the world. As Sgt. Joe Friday used to tell witnesses on the classic TV police drama "Dragnet," "All we want are the facts, ma'am."

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  11. Chris Hicks: From farmer to oil tycoon, vintage TV's still got itRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2017 | Deseret News

    ... "To Tell the Truth" and "What's My Line?" Each episode has a three-celebrity panel, with movie star Cesar Romero, "Dragnet" actor Ben Alexander, comic/voice actor Hans Conried and Kovacs' wife, singer Edie Adams, as rotating regulars. (Also on hand ...

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  12. Bill Lewis: Putting problems on a pedestal?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2017 | MDJonline.com

    ... never make it up, right? ("Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts," as Detective Jack Webb said in virtually every Dragnet episode.) So surely it can't be the Fourth Estate responsible. No, I'm pretty certain there's a cadre of collusionists and ...

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  13. How Dragnet became a PR coup for law enforcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2017 | Chicago Reader

    ... Hanson's star-studded Oscar winner about corruption in the Los Angeles Police Department of the early 50s, and Dragnet (1954), Jack Webb's theatrical spin-off from his wildly popular radio and TV show. The two movies may not qualify as noir, ...

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  14. Per Capita Davis: On climate change, we're just stating the facts, ma'amRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2017 | Davis Enterprise

    ... in the words of Sgt. Joe Friday, played by Jack Webb, a Los Angeles police detective on the 1950's TV drama "Dragnet." The term itself (dragnet) is a police term to convey a methodical approach to solving crimes, the signature line of which, as ...

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  15. Tvxohof, 07/2017 - Blue MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2017 | Inner Toob

    'Adam-12' is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department , Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they rode the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack Webb, also known for creating 'Dragnet', the series starred Martin Milner and Kent McCord and captured a typical day in the life of a police officer as realistically as possible.

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