|Title||:||the big joke|
|Plot||:||+ Dragnet. May 10, 1953. Program #203. "The Big Joke". Sponsored by: Chesterfield, Fatima. A bartender is paid $500 to kill a nice old man with no enemies. Who wants him dead? The Chesterfield commercials contain health claims for the product. Network, sponsored version of cat. #16294. Detective Sergeant Joe Friday has been assigned to Homicide Detail. He gets a call from a friend who has been offered $5000 to kill a man. He can’t tell him who made the offer but he does tell him that no matter what happens the man is going to be killed. It’s Friday’s job to stop it. + The story you are about to hear is true only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Dragnet is the documented drama of an actually crime written in cooperation with the Los Angeles Police. You will travel step by step with the law through an actual case transcribed from official police files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment Dragnet is the story of your police force in action. Detective Sergeant Joe Friday is assigned to Homicide Detail. He gets a call from a friend who’s been offered $5000 to kill a man. He can’t tell you who made the offer. He does tell you that no matter what happens the man is going to be killed. It's Detective Sergeant Joe Friday’s job to stop it.|
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