| Oct 26, 2008
Sgt. Willie Burns had a Tommy gun on the bench in front of him when his 18 handpicked candidates arrived at the 77th Street station on the edge of Watts. It was a cool evening in November 1946, and the men came in topcoats and hats. Burns wore his low,...
| Nov 1, 2008
Jack Webb was not yet 30 when he came up with the radio show "Dragnet" in 1949. Two years later, he brought it to the fledgling medium of TV, with its memorable dum-da-dum-dum music and opening: "The story
you are about to see is true. Only the names...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:41 PM
LOS ANGELES — It was a dank, rain-sodden Raymond Chandler kind of morning, as if some omnipotent auteur had rung up the studio and ordered a classic film noir sky. Cumulonimbus clouds the color of a snub-nosed revolver hovered with ominous intent,...
| Jun 16, 2010
| 1:30 PM
Technically, this was the only season of "Dragnet 1968" - the NBC series update had started a year earlier with (what else?) "Dragnet 1967" - but there's no mistaking the ultraprocedural style the title indicates.
Star and producer Jack Webb continues...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 9:44 AM
1 Waffle (Out of 4) - It's like Beverly Hills Cop meets Die Hard, except we like those movies.
Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star as Jimmy and Paul - two longtime detectives who have a bad reputation. After screwing up a sting operation, the partners are...
| Nov 4, 2010
| 1:13 PM
This actually is the NBC update of Jack Webb's police series that began as "Dragnet 1967," but the year in the title changed with each season of the show.
Tight-lipped Sgt. Joe Friday (Webb) and Officer Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) probe cases that were...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 1:45 PM
Martin Milner and Kent McCord continued their run as Los Angeles patrol partners Malloy and Reed in this NBC police drama, which boasted the trademarks of executive producer Jack Webb ("Dragnet").
Though Milner added some doses of cynical humor as a...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 5:53 AM
Jack Webb's reboot of his 1950s police procedural wrapped up its run with this season, though Webb would remain active in television with such other shows as "Emergency!"
Here, Sgt. Joe Friday (Webb) and partner Bill Gannon (Harry Morgan) tackle cases...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 10:14 PM
ELYSIAN PARK, Calif. (KTLA) -- More than 70 firefighters, aided by two water-dropping helicopters, knocked down a fire at the home of 1950s-era actress Ann Robinson in Elysian Park Wednesday.
The fire was reported at 5:53 p.m. at 1400 N. Elysian Park...