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I Enjoyed Every Second of this Show
on March 25, 2011
I watched this show on PBS and enjoyed every bit of it. I loved watching the westerns that dominated tv during my childhood. And this show discusses many of my all-time favorites: Gunsmoke, Wild Wild West, Big Valley, Daniel Boone,Maverick, etc. etc. Many of the great stars of these series are interviewed: Robert Conrad, James Arness, Linda Evans, Ed Ames,James Garner, etc. Many of those interviewed are sadly no longer with us including Fess Parker (in his last interview) Peter Graves and Robert Culp. Out of all the Pioneers of Televsion episodes I viewed, this was by far my favorite. I only wish that the show ran twice the length of time that it did. I discussed it with several of my friends from work who also grew up watching tv westerns during the same period that I did and they loved it as well. My only even vague criticism was that during a little trivia segment at the end of the show, it was listed that Clint Eastwood played Rowdy "Gaines" in Rawhide. Any serious tv western viewer knows that Clint played Rowdy Yates. But this is a trivial fault. If you loved tv westerns, you will greatly enjoy this show. As stated previously, I did.