‘Live PD’ Should Be In These Massachusetts Towns [OPINION]
Live PD is a show on the cable channel A&E every Friday and Saturday night that has embedded reporters with local law enforcement. If the producers are looking for some Massachusetts locations, I have a few cities in mind in which they should embed their cameras.
The old TV show COPS on Fox started the law enforcement reality television genre at some point in the 1980's. COPS worked with police and sheriff's departments across America. Embedded television reporters from the show went with the law enforcement departments, including New Bedford and Boston, to capture the truth of each encounter.
I would like to recommend a few Massachusetts communities for Live PD to work with:
AMHERST: This is a town with many colleges and bars. The drunken college students would be a real change from the down-on-their-luck drunks. These drunken loudmouths have everything going for them, until they decided to get drunk and loud with the police on national TV.
NEW BEDFORD: The Fox show COPS came to New Bedford and it was a hit. The city is small enough for the Live PD crew to cover, and it has plenty of action. I also broadcast my radio show in the area, so it is admittedly a selfish choice.
SALEM: This is the home of the New England Witch Trials and a tremendous gathering point in the weeks around Halloween. The team from Live PD would love some of the autumn weekends in Salem.
SPRINGFIELD: This is the home of the first resort casino in Massachusetts, and that casino can legally serve alcohol until 4 a.m. Need I say more?
Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.