May 5, 2013

CBS Now Streaming Some Episodes of "Perry Mason" On Its Website

For those who are nostalgic, or who missed Perry the first time around, CBS is now streaming selected episodes from the first two seasons of the iconic series Perry Mason, which starred Raymond Burr as the legendary trial lawyer, Barbara Hale as his ever-loyal secretary Della Street, William Hopper as the trustworthy P.I. Paul Drake, William Talman as the feisty courtroom adversary Hamilton Burger, and Ray Collins as Lieutenant Tragg. Perry Mason ran on CBS from 1957 to 1966. Check out the selection here under TV Classics. If you must have Perry in your video library, DVDs are available now available through season 8; season nine, volume 1 will be available for sale in about a month.

The show has influenced any number of people including Sonia Sotomayor, who has said that depictions of the judge in the show persuaded her that the most important person in the courtroom was the judge. Even so, Perry's a pretty memorable guy.

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