Vintage "ripped from the headlines" TV-series Deadline originally aired from 1959-61, dramatizing stories that were pulled straight from the headlines, standing in stark contrast to our current era of the President decrying that the media are "fake news". Back then newspaper reporters were portrayed as courageous seekers of truth and justice, heralded by the police for their bravery in digging down deep and exposing the murder, arson, mob activity, crooked politicians and other crime-related happenings. Each hard-boiled half-hour episode is introduced by Paul Stewart (Citizen Kane), then gets into each fast-paced and gripping episode.

The crimes exposed in the series run the gamut from airplane bombings, murder, theft and political corruption, sometimes detailing the steep prices paid by the journalist who wrote the stories, including having acid thrown in one reporter's face, blinding him for life!

3xDVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 1006 min | 22.3 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English (closed caption)

Cast: Peter Falk, Diane Ladd, George Maharis, Robert Lansing
Country: USA
Genre: Drama

- Interview with Broadcast Journalism Professor Joe Alicastro (25 min)
- Trailer