Television has had a long long love affair with death. From Perry Mason to Dragnet, murder on the small screen has had us trapped with suspense on our living room couch. And even today with CSI, Law & Order and a host of shows focused on gruesome goings-on, we still can't get enough. Now, step back to the start of it all and rediscover some of the classic detectives and crime dramas of the last 50 years. From the early days of TV to the memorable shows of the 60s, 70s and 80s, Murder on the Boob Tube offers a glimpse behind the scenes of iconic shows like Columbo, Murder She Wrote, Charlie's Angels, Ironside, Mannix, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, Streets of San Francisco and countless others. With rare photos and behind-the-scenes tales readers will rediscover TV history and why we love death on the set.