Thursday, February 10, 2011

July 7th, 1949: Dragnet Premieres on the Radio

By Marie Page, Yahoo! Contributor Network.
Dragnet, created by Jack Webb, a popular detective show of the 1950's actually premiered on the radio, with low expectations.
Jack Webb also played the title character, Joe Friday, in both the radio and television premier.
The origins of the show comes from Webb's role as a forensic scientist, working with police in He Walked by Night, a 1948 film based on the murder of a California Highway Patrol officer. READ MORE

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