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In the Corner with Dan Hughes


Oct 7, 2014

Though Jack Webb's first love was police work, his second love was jazz. 

And in his series Pete Kelly's Blues, he played the leader of a jazz combo in 1920's Kansas City.  The program oozed of gangsters, gun molls, G-men, and hot, smoky music.

The series ran on NBC in the summer of 1951.  There were only 12 episodes, but the show is still well-remembered. 

This is the first episode, called Gus Trudeau.  It ran on July 4, 1951.