There were so many others; Sam Spade, The FBI in Peace an War, This is Your FBI, Crime Photographer, Sherlock Holmes, The Third Man, Philip Marlowe, Richard Diamond, etc..
And the comedians and comedy shows who make today's look like amateurs; Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Abbot and Costello, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Fibber McGee & Molly, Fred Allen, Bob Hope, etc.
BTW, Paul, your comments are accurate!>br>
All the electronic gizmos are just going to keep getting more info powerful and smaller and smaller, and as they do more will be integrated into a single device that does it all, so to speak. Ignoring the usefulness of technology leaves persons behind others.
Technology needs to be put to use for God's sake, not be ignored. Now, technology that tracks and records our every move means two things: we either live the life we say and should live, or it will be the means to our demise, and we quit supporting enterprises that spread immorality and intrusion into private life.