Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. The series gave millions of audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work.
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 Grandfather of Law and Order"
A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."
"Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi"
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – December 17th 1969: Interviewed at legendary rockabilly musician Ronnie Hawkins’ ranch outside Toronto, the couple details their new campaign for peace. They discuss a week they spent earlier in the month with camera crews for two British documentaries, a newly released live album, and a benefit concert they had recently played in London. Just two days prior, posters had been put up in twelve cities around the world bearing the enduring, simple message, “WAR IS OVER! IF YOU WANT IT Happy Christmas from John & Yoko.”
Grizz Brickbottom is one tough cowboy. But even the toughest cowboys, those who floss their teeth with barbed wire as Grizz does, can use some companionship. So Grizz adopts a dog that will help out with the cattle rustling and the mountain lion chasing. But somehow Grizz ends up with a pretty, pampered poodle, not a fierce, brave canine. John Frank delights in this tale filled with vivid imagery and loveable cowboy characters, who end up getting tamed by a little poodle named Foofy.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
In this stellar collection, written by John Bear Ross, Frank Schildiner, H. Jarrod Courtemanche and Andrew Salmon, the Man of a Thousand Faces once again defends America from all manner of evil threats. From a secret new weapon hidden in the jungles of the Far East to an ancient mythological mask able to turn men into stone, Secret Agent X is challenged at every turn in these fast paced, gun-blazing pulp adventures.
Tonight on the program, live coverage of the first Presidential debate. Charlie is joined by Mark Halperin; John Heilemann; Maureen Dowd; Jeff Greenfield; Mike Allen; Katty Kay; and Frank Luntz.
"Ghostbusters" by Hendrik Hertzberg; "The D Dock Curse", by Seth Hettena; "Aunt Janny", by Nick Paumgarten; "Books in Bulk", by Austin Kelley; "The Mannahatta Project", by Nick Paumgarten; "Proclivities", by Jeffrey Frank; "Drive, He Wrote", by Louis Menand; "A Boston Fable", by John Updike; and "Outlaws", by Anthony Lane