Posts Tagged ‘Dragnet’

Not that they need any advertising, but I wanted to highlight this entry on David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s blog about the history of His Girl Friday. It’s a great account of how works like films outlive their initial moments, a process I’ve studied for television programs in my book using the term “cultural life” […]


Many of my academic friends like to joke that my take on television always manages to come back to Dragnet, the groundbreaking cop show that I wrote about in my book Genre & Television. While I’ll admit to being more Dragnet-centric than most media scholars, I was pleased to see the show’s relevance reasserted by […]