A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
3/11/1989 Cops premieres
March 11, 1989.Cops on Fox is one of the longest-running shows in TV history, and an early example of reality television. My favorite moment was in an episode in New Orleans when a shoplifting suspect, leaving the store to find the police and a camera crew waiting for him, gave the Nazi salute. A disgusted officer asked: "Did your mother have any children who lived?"