The D.A. (1971)

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The D.A.
Premiere September 17, 1971
Finale January 7, 1972
Network NBC
Style 30-minute crime drama
Company Mark VII Limited,
Universal TV
Seasons 1
Episodes 15
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The D.A. is a crime drama that aired on NBC.

The D.A. starred Robert Conrad as Deputy District Attorney Paul Ryan, a tough-minded, hard-hitting prosecutor in Los Angeles County who was assisted by criminal investigator Bob Ramirez (Ned Romero). He prosecuted all types of cases under the watchful eye of his supervisor, Chief Deputy District Attorney H. M. "Staff" Stafford (Harry Morgan, who directed at least one episode himself). His opponent was usually Public Defender Katherine Benson (Julie Cobb). During the courtroom segments Ryan also provided a voice-over narration (like Dragnet), which brought the audience in on legal jargon and court procedures and allowed there to be less exposition in the dialogue, which was necessary due to the program's brevity, as most legal dramas have episodes twice the length of that of The D.A..

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Robert Conrad Deputy D.A. Paul Ryan 1

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
NBC
Season One September 17, 1971 January 7, 1972 15

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