William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1.
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 Himself - Host 17 episodes, 1989-1996
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In this early example of police-based reality TV hosted by William Shatner, we are treated to reenactments of real-life 911 rescues. Recordings of the actual calls, interspersed with interviews with the paramedics and other rescue workers, provide a vivid look at the life-or-death dramas that occur every day. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The majority of the events shown on the shows are actually recreations, however, the 911 recordings are almost always the authentic, original recordings. The phrase "actual call" would appear at the bottom of the screen to denote this. See more »

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The Arnold Shapiro Productions voiceover was changed in at least one Christmas-themed episode to say "Mr. Shapiro, have a happy holiday." See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Rock (1999) See more »

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Best show ever made...Period!!!!!!!!!!
10 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Lucy 774, you have no idea what you are talking about. I am 22 years old. I watched the series premier back in 1989 when I was 3 years old, and I never missed a single episode until the show was canceled in 1996. It was and still is the best show that I have ever watched. This show is about real stories of people who have real life emergencies and the actions of the people who help to make sure the victims come through the ordeals with the best possible outcome. I am happy to say that I was able to save my own mother's life by implementing Cardio-Pulmonary Recesitation skills that I learned as a result of "Rescue 911". I thank God that this unbelievably spectacular show was created because had it not been, I would not have had the vital skills necessary to save the life of the most important person in my life. I still pray every night that CBS would bring back this show. To make my point on everything that I have said in this review, I would like you to go to www.youtube.com and click on the video clip entitled "Rescue 911 - 200 Lives - Segment 1, and watch the speech that William Shatner makes. Once you see that clip, you will understand why this show is so inspiring. I just started watching clips on youtube and they made me realize how much I enjoy helping other people. This afternoon, I went to my town's volunteer fire dept. Please CBS, bring back this show.


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