A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
1/3/1952 Dragnet premieres on NBC
January 3, 1952.Dragnet started on the radio in 1949, but moved to NBC television on this date in 1952. Jack Webb's influential salute ot the Los Angeles Police Department ran until 1959. He revived it in 1967 -- still as producer and star -- and it stayed on until 1970. It gave us "Just the facts, ma'am," "The names have been changed to protect the innocent," and of course, DUM-da-dum-dum.