\nThough never intended as a teaching tool, various viewers used the knowledge they obtained watching the show. Two specials, titled \"100 Lives Saved\" and \"200 Lives Saved,\" were dedicated to these viewers who had written to CBS with their stories on how the knowledge they obtained watching the show allowed them to save the life of someone else. At least 350 lives have been saved as a result of what viewers learned from watching it. The show's popularity coincided with the widespread adoption of the 911 emergency system, replacing standalone police and fire numbers that would vary from municipality to municipality. The number is now universally understood in the United States and Canada to be the number dialed for emergency assistance nationwide.
\nAt its height, the show was adapted in 45 countries.
Languages: en, English,
Produced By: Arnold Shapiro Productions, CBS Entertainment Productions
Runtime: 60 min
Date Published: 1989-04-18
Year Released: 1989
Rating: 7.5 out of 10
Content Rating: TV-PG