Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Return of the Western

George F. Will likes "Appaloosa" and ponders the heyday of the western:

Imitation being, as Fred Allen said, the sincerest form of television, in 1958, 11 of the 18 top-rated television shows were "Gunsmoke" (1), "Wagon Train"(2), "Have Gun Will Travel" (3), "The Rifleman" (4), "Maverick" (6), "Tales of Wells Fargo" (7), "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp" (10), "Zane Grey Theater" (13), "The Texan" (15), "Wanted: Dead or Alive" (16) and "Cheyenne" (18).

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Anonymous said...

Senator John McCain of Arizona likes to describe himself as a “maverick.“ I’m not certain why anyone would want to compare themselves to an unbranded range animal, but every time John brings it up, I can’t help but think of the following…