Favorite Television Police Show # 8
By Dena Miller
November 8, 2016 9:35am CST
My number 8 favorite television police show is Mannix. Mike Conner's played detective Joe Mannix. He didn't do things as the other officers he worked with. His boss, Lou Wickershim had computers and cameras in each of his officers offices so he could watch what they were doing. Mannix used the camera as a coat rack and wouldn't use the computer. He got along well with his secretary, Peggy Fair. The show ran from the late 1960's to the mid 1970's.
• Los Angeles, California
8 Nov 16
@Dena91 I am specifically stating it was a first for a black actress to play this kind of role. There had already been Uhuru on Star Trek in terms of a black actress in a regular TV role. Many black performers in the 60s were TV regulars. It just that secretaries were usually white.