Sep 12, 2015
Last month a listener revealed that Hill Street Blues character Joyce Davenport had a profound impact on her and her law school classmates. This podcast installment looks at the show (which ran 1981-1987), the characters of Public Defender Joyce Davenport and Sgt. Lucy Bates and the actresses who played them. Today's TV crime drama owes a lot to these groundbreaking characters - the first significant, serious woman attorney and the first competent women to wear a police uniform (not plain clothes) to work.