Why are shows like “COPS” so popular

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Published on: October 23, 2005

Wired is running an article on how the book “Police Call” is ending its publication run. They made a comment in it that I never really thought of. Scanning of the “Public Safety” bands was just the precursor to shows like COPS. It looks like TV has hurt another hobby.
The show “COPS” just puts on TV what once was enjoyed on a scanning radio.
I do enjoy scanning the Pittsburgh Police, EMS, and Fire freqs.

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