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Dragnet was an American radio series, enacting the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. This series was broadcasted from June 3, 1949 to February 26, 1957. Dragnet is perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers. Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media.
The show's cultural impact is such that after seven decades, elements of Dragnet are familiar to those who have never seen or heard the program. The ominous, four-note introduction to the brass and tympani theme music (titled "Danger Ahead"), composed by Walter Schumann, is instantly recognizable.Another Dragnet trademark is the show's opening narration: "Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true, only the names were changed to protect the innocent".

Dedicated to geocacher: Joe Friday

June 10 1949 - August 17 1950

August 24 1950 - July 19 1951

July 26 1951 - May 22 1952

May 29 1952 - March 22 1953

March 29 1953 - Febrary 23 1954

March 2 1954 - May 29 1956

June 5 1956 - February 26 1957

Tribute to Jack Webb 1992 11 21

Dragnet _1992 11 21

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