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.
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Did You Know?
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
The Arnold Shapiro Productions voiceover was changed in at least one Christmas-themed episode to say "Mr. Shapiro, have a happy holiday." See more
Original prime time network airings were an hour-long block, usually with 4 stories that were about 15 minutes each. Many syndicated versions were only half an hour, with 2 stories. See more
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