Weekend Retrospective | Anti-LSD Propaganda in Prime Time

Posted by SANDY RAVAGE

In the late 60s Jack Webb's television police drama "Dragnet" was the "Law and Order" of its day, so to say. "Dragnet" can be classified as one of television's most infamously effective vehicles of furtive propaganda ever to be unleashed on the American public. Of all the episodes "Dragnet" has to offer the episode which touched upon the "growing" LSD problem, entitled "The LSD Story," in middle America might be the most hysterical and at the same time the most successful in shaping society in the image its creators and sponsors wanted it shaped. In fact the episode is the...