Lee Marvin hosted this weekly reality television show (the 1st reality TV show?). It would highlight the crime of the week, and using recreation and at times actual footage of the police work to capture the bad guys.
I watched the Pittsburgh bank robbery episode and was amazed at how to the point it was. I thought it was a cross between Rescue 911, Dragnet (just the facts), and Adam-12. Lee Marvin guides you through the crime and eventual capture of the criminals, showing you shootouts and more. Using the actual participants when possible other than the criminals, it made sure to give names to these heroes faces. In this case, Mr. Marvin wanted to make sure you knew the names of the wounded criminals.
Interesting note of interest. The 1st episode was written by Gene "Star Trek" Roddenberry, who actually wrote 2 episodes. Not surprisingly since his past life was that with the LA police.
Not sure why, maybe it was before it's time, but the show seems to have run for only 1 season. Quality production, worth watching. I wanted to know what happened to the people in the show since this incident. Maybe it will he put to DVD some day with bonus features "where are they now" or "what happened to...."
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