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Dragnet: "Missing Persons - Juanita Lasky"

Created by kevharb

Premiere Episode: 1949-06-03
Final Episode: 1956-06-26

Number of Episodes: 382

Genre(s):
Police

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Broadcast History:

Dates: 6/3/1949 - 6/24/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Friday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 7/7/1949 - 9/1/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Thursday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/3/1949 - 10/1/1949
Network: NBC
Days: Saturday
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 10/6/1949 - 9/11/1952
Network: NBC
Days: Thursday
Starting time: 10:30PM
Sponsor: Fatima
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/14/1952 - 6/28/1953
Network: NBC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: Chesterfield
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/1/1953 - 9/20/1955
Network: NBC
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 9:00PM
Sponsor: Chesterfield
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/27/1955 - 6/26/1956
Network: NBC
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Repeats - Multiple sponsors
Length of show: 30 minutes

Primary Details:
Air date:July 28, 1949
Episode #:8
Plot:First Line Narrative and Plot: “You’re a detective sergeant. You’re assigned to Missing Persons Detail. You’ve never heard of Fountain Green Utah. You’ve never heard of Juanita Lasky. Los Angeles is a big city, 452 square miles, 3,356,969 people. Your job… find her.”

Plot Extension: Juanita Lasky has been reported missing by her mother. The story takes place at Christmas, despite the July broadcast date. Police have been one step behind her. When they catch up, she is found to be suffering from amnesia.
Network:NBC


People:
Actor(s):Raymond Burr
Jack Webb (Joe Friday)
Barton Yarborough (Ben Romero)


Further Info:
Websites:OTRR WIKI
Notes:1. This episode contains census information showing essentially, the city’s population has only increased 500,000 in 50 years. The more current information is Population, 2003 is 3,819,915 and Land Area, 2000 is 469 sq. miles.
2. The story also includes FX information for a long distance call placed through the manual telephone system.

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2009-07-28: Larry Husch [Read the printed source: OTRR Wiki]