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21st Precinct

Created by wwbs26

Premiere Episode: 1953-07-07
Final Episode: 1956-11-01

Number of Episodes: 159

Genre(s):
Police
Crime

RadioGoldindex Listing

Broadcast History:

Dates: 7/7/1953 - 11/24/1953
Network: CBS
Days: Tuesday
Starting time: 9:30PM
Sponsor: Sustained
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 12/4/1953 - 1/1/1954
Network: CBS
Days: Friday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Sustained
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 1/13/1954 - 4/20/1955
Network: CBS
Days: Wednesday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Sustained
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 7/2/1955 - 9/10/1955
Network: CBS
Days: Saturday
Starting time: 8:00PM
Sponsor: Sustained
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 9/17/1955 - 10/1/1955
Network: CBS
Days: Saturday
Starting time: 8:05PM
Sponsor: Sustained
Length of show: 25 minutes

Dates: 10/7/1955 - 1/20/1956
Network: CBS
Days: Friday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Sustained
Length of show: 30 minutes

Dates: 1/26/1956 - 11/1/1956
Network: CBS
Days: Thursday
Starting time: 8:30PM
Sponsor: Sustained
Length of show: 30 minutes

Series Synopsis: "21st Precinct. It's just lines on a map of the city of New York. Most of the 173,000 people wedged into the nine-tenths of a square mile between Fifth Avenue and the East River wouldn't know, if you asked them, that they lived or worked in the 21st. Whether they know it or not, the security of their persons, their homes, and their property is the job of the men of the 21st." - That was the opening to every show; a show about the 21st police precinct in New York City. While shows like Dragnet focused on police work and behind-the-scenes details, this show did the same but seemed far more legitimate. The show had no music so moments of fear, horror, sadness were all caught with a kind of naked realism.
Creator: ***  
Cast: Frank Campanella
Les Damon(Capt. Thomas Keough ep 145-159)
James Gregory(Capt. Vincent Cronin ep 109-144)
Ken Lynch(Lt. Matt King)
Joan Morgan
   
Director: Howard Barnes
 Stanley Niss
Announcer: Gaylord Avery
 George Bryan
 Roger Foster
 Art Hanna
 Hugh Holder