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HILL STREET BLUES May 11, 1987
May 9, 2012  | By David Bianculli
 
After supplying reviews for two years on the local version of Fresh Air in Philadelphia, this was my first TV review for the nationally broadcast NPR version – included as part of the opening-day broadcast. On May 11, 2012, NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross celebrates its 25th anniversary. Note, if you will, that I didn’t even include a clip, just the theme music. (What a missed opportunity.) Notice, too, that I sound clipped and stiff and drained of all emotion, like Jack Webb on elephant tranquilizers. But I stand by my review, which pinpoints what Hill Street did right, and wrong – and notes that, by the time it ended, Hill Street already had been eclipsed by other, better quality TV shows.





 
 
 
 
 
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