Both of the above writeup
s are excellent, though I do have a bit to add. The segment
(which, incidentally, was one of my absolute favorite
programs ever) was particularly memorable
for its dramatic intro spiel
, a loose take-off of Dragnet
. Of course, seeing Monday and Friday whip calculator
s out of shoulder holster
s was also quite memorable
... The Mathnet
theme, to the tune of the 'Dragnet' theme, is:
The story you are about to see is a fib - but it's short.
The names are made up, but the problems are real.
Mathnet, the documented drama of an actual crime.
For the next 60 minutes, in cooperation with CTW,
you will travel step-by-step on the side of the law
through an actual case, from beginning to end.
From crime to punishment, Mathnet is the story of your mathematicians in action.