Gunsmoke -- TV's first western serial

Gunsmoke -- TV's first western serial

There are 9 comments on the Today in Peachtree City story from Jan 25, 2009, titled Gunsmoke -- TV's first western serial. In it, Today in Peachtree City reports that:

Back in the 1950a s and 1960a s when television wasna t reporting very much on civil rights, immigration or the communist threat, Gunsmoke, TVa s first grownup Western made its groundbreaking in 1955 starring ...

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Dan Vandemark


#1 Mar 16, 2009
Question. was "The Lone Ranger" the very first western made for T.V.?

United States

#2 Mar 16, 2009
I would think maybe Bonanza, it started back in 1959

United States

#3 Mar 16, 2009
I looked it up online, says Hopalong Cassidy from 1949 was the first one, I was way off in my last post.

Since: Oct 08

Black Squirrel City

#4 Mar 20, 2009
So are Arness and Reynolds the only living originals? Festus died a few months ago.

United States

#5 Mar 21, 2009
I read the full story and if you email james arness he would be the best source of information
His email is at least thats the personal email for him listed in the story.

Cookeville, TN

#6 Oct 7, 2009
I like Gunsmoke, one of the best progams on TV.
In the past and till the present.
Go Matt.

Since: Oct 08

Black Squirrel City

#7 Oct 21, 2009
Dan Vandemark wrote:
Question. was "The Lone Ranger" the very first western made for T.V.?
I remember Wild Bill Hickok when I was a young tike,(Guy Madison and Andy Devine) had the commercial of Sugar Corn Pops. 1951
best western show

Fremont, CA

#8 Apr 27, 2013
Gunsmoke wonít last 20 years if itís not good. I think the secret weapon of this show is its main script and well of course, the very talented cast!! And a special mention to Mr.Dillon. This is the number 1 best western show of all time! I got a gift from my wife last valentineís day and she said she purchased the DVDs at . The DVDs are highly produced because the episodes are complete and clearly watchable. This is one of the best gift Iíve ever had because this show has been a part of my life! Really, really incredible show.
marshall james

Fremont, CA

#9 May 24, 2013
To sum up, there are few of criticisms for these pasts western TV shows, because some of them said that these kind of shows makes its viewers liberally motivated. From all the Western TV shows I saw before, only Gunsmoke really proved these critics that they are nit right all the time. The actors taught every one of us on what truly anďhonorĒ is! This show gained millions of audiences for the past 20 years being aired in the television. Nothing compares to it, right? I really do miss this show sooo much!! I was glad I received a complete DVD set which is a gift from wife last month. He said she just order it at . It really made me happy to watch this all over again. Itís really worth the time, truly enjoyable. Gunsmoke rules!

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