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Dennis Dun ...
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 Lt. Carl Zymak 61 episodes, 1988-1991
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 Deacon Bridges 47 episodes, 1988-1991
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Jerado Carmona ...
 Jerado / ... 30 episodes, 1988-1991
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Jack Killian is an ex-cop in San Francisco. He quit the police force after accidentally shooting his partner. He was approached by Devon King, the manager of a local radio station, and accepted a job as a talk-back host. Ever the humanitarian, Jack (together with his side-kick Billy Po) often gets personally involved with the plight of those who call his show. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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25 October 1988 (USA)  »

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One of the earliest episodes dealt with the aftermath of AIDS, as Jack's old girlfriend (played by Kay Lenz) develops the disease, and Jack hunts down the man who infected her. The episode was eventually rewritten to show compassion for people with AIDS, and won Kay Lenz an Emmy award. See more »

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[at the end of every episode]
Jack Killian: This is Jack Killian, the Nighthawk, on KJCM, 98.3, and good night America... wherever you are.
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Referenced in Supernatural: Salvation (2006) See more »

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A lost relic that's worth the digging to check out...
28 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Here it is, the first entry that sees me break my rule of 'no commenting on TV shows'. Hereafter, the floodgates will open. This is a downbeat, well acted and entertaining drama with a style all of its own and quite a charismatic star, who as far as I know has done nothing as a main lead either before or since. Occasionally found floating around the schedules in the 'graveyard hours', this is the little show that could.

Good performances, good writing and the cynical, sarcastic and philosophical worldview of the main character are presented here for the viewers delectation. What more could you want? A cool soundtrack? You got that here too! Nobody has a right to expect anything this classy to be aired in the timeslots it often is. It's a godsend for us insomniacs who need to keep ourselves occupied, in the wee hours... !


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