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 […]

A MASH Tragedy: The Death Of Henry Blake

MASH Death of Henry Blake

There are those of us who watch the reruns of MASH, see Henry Blake and feel we’re watching a friend. The McLean Stevenson character Henry Blake seemed to be the type of person you saw in your neighborhood and would talk to while waiting for your car to be serviced or wave at when you […]

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 […]