My mother was watching "Emergency!" on television the other day. This 1972 to 1979 40 year old TV show was popular in its day and I remember that I used to really like it when I was a teenager.
One of the main characters was played by Kevin Tighe, who played a paramedic. I noticed that it was the same actor who played "Anthony Cooper", a bad guy, on LOST.
I also saw Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the episode my mother was watching.
The show Emergency! was based upon the fact that in 1970 California Governor Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill creating paramedic programs across the state.