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Big Rod | [Dragnet]

Big Rod

This Dragnet episode originally aired on March 16, 1954.
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Publisher's Summary

This Dragnet episode originally aired on March 16, 1954.

From 1949 to 1957, Dragnet pioneered new levels of realism on radio. Every crime investigated by Sergeant Joe Friday was taken from the actual case files of the Los Angeles Police Department, with only "the names changed to protect the innocent". There were multi-layered sound effects; the actors used accurate police lingo, abbreviations, and penal codes; and the show didn't shy away from stories about heinous crimes or stories that had unhappy endings. Created and produced by Jack Webb, Dragnet was much more than "just the facts".

Fact: you can download more episodes of Dragnet, or pick them up in collected volumes.

© and (P)2006 Radio Spirits Inc.

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"By far the most popular police/crime program of all time. It enjoyed enormous success on radio." (Jon David Swartz and Robert C. Reinehr, Handbook of Old-Time Radio)

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2007

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "A stolen hot rod club plate leads to the driver"
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    This is a very sad story. A woman is hit by a young driver that 'doesn't get it'. He thinks it just doesn't matter. The husband is extremely upset. Very sad.


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