Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Just The Facts, Ma'am: On This Day In History Dragnet TV show debuts

As History.com notes, on this day in 1952 Dragnet first appeared on TV.

Jack Webb (seen in the below photo) produced, directed and starred in the popular TV crime drama.

You can read about the TVs series via the below link:



  1. It is among my favorite TV memories. I and my parents were addicted watchers. I'll never get the musical theme out of my head!

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    1. But, Paul, I claim a slight advantage (?): I'm so old that I remember it from the beginning when I was in grade school! But I also remember Molly Goldberg, I Remember Mama, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, and a few other relics.

  3. RT,

    You got me there.

    I was born in 1952, but I saw reruns of the old Dragnet. I now have a DVD of Dragnet.

    I also recall the other shows you mentioned. Perhaps I saw them as a small child, but I've seen most of them on DVD or in reruns over the years.

    (Ernie Kovacs is a favorite of mine).


  4. I also recall the TV version of "Amos 'n Andy," which a local TV station -- going against the politically correct pressures and good sense -- was running until about half-a-dozen years ago; they station finally succumbed to pressure, and the Kingfish don't run no mo' on TV 'round here.