Dragnet: Just The Facts Ma’am

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Just the facts is a phrase associated with Joe Friday from “Dragnet” We remember too Joe Friday saying at the beginning of each show “This is the city: Los Angeles, California. I work here I carry a badge. “Dragnet” was a realistic police drama starring Jack Webb as Joe Friday and Henry Morgan as his […]

Dragnet: Leading the Way For a Generation of Crime Drama

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Dragnet was the original  police drama and led the way for a generation of television. Written by and starring Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday the show  offered a look into the workings of the LAPD in a realistic manner, something that had never really been done before.  (It became the model for some of […]