From 1989 to 1996, reality television had nothing to do with housewives, teen parenthood, or competitions of any kind. Instead, it had everything to do with real-life emergencies, re-enactments, and William Shatner. I’m talking about Rescue 911.
The show, narrated/hosted by Shatner, told the stories behind actual 911 calls through interviews and dramatic re-enactments. There were stories of heart attacks, fire ants, hostage situations, mothers giving birth, and more. And if you were a young child watching the show, you had at least one episode that was forever burned into your memory. For me and my brother, it was the kid who got his jacket caught in the escalator:
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