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MAYBE IT'S THE COWBOYS
Another Memorial Poem For My Dad
Why I watch the old westerns,
I may never know for sure.
The action packed adventures,
Or the untamed country lure?
Maybe it’s the cowboys,
Seen claiming open range?
Or maybe just the history,
The film has rearranged?
The way they tell a story,
Acted out in such a way,
I won’t forget the meaning,
They try hard to proclaim.
The old classic westerns,
That aired just once a week,
In a black and white display,
That made them so unique.
Dad loved every one of them.
And now I understand.
Only great entertainment,
Could, please a great man.
Season 5 Maverick
The Jack Kelly Story
- A BOOK REVIEW-A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story by Linda Alexander
A biography of the late Jack Kelly is finally here. Let the truth be known as we review A Maverick Life: The Jack Kelly Story by Linda Alexander.
- MAVERICK WAS HIS NAME: A CLASSIC TELEVISION REVIEW
As I remember the old westerns, Maverick is one that differs from all the rest. The theme is based around the life of a gambling family of card sharks and their adventures.
- LANCER: REVIEWING THE CLASSIC WESTERN
This is a review of the classic western, Lancer which aired on CBS from 1968-1970. Decades later the fans still love it.
- LARAMIE: A CLASSIC WESTERN REVIEW
Reviewing westerns are very entertaining and watching them are even better. Laramie will always be remembered and known also for NBC Peacock's first array of living color in it's third season. Saddle up for an hour of western adventure known well by
Laredo was not an ordinary western. The comedy and wild schemes brought great entertainment to a western setting.
- RAWHIDE-A ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING, CLASSIC REVIEW
Reviewing the classic television western, Rawhide. Clint Eastwood's early days in the saddle is remembered along with his talented co-stars.
- WAGON TRAIN-Reviewing a Television Classic
This review is about remembering the western classic, Wagon Train. They are California bound with stories about passengers they meet on each journey.
- THE REBEL- Reviewing the Adventures of Johnny Yuma
The Rebel is a classic western not forgotten by those who admired the late Nick Adams's talented role of Johnny Yuma. I hope this review does him proud.
Have Gun Will Travel
- HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL-REVIEW OF A CLASSIC TELEVISION SHOW
Reviewing the television classic Have Gun Will Travel is the base of this article. Paladin was the man in black hired to do the job for $1000.
- THE RIFLEMAN- Review of a Classic Western
The Rifleman brings family entertainment with the master marksman of Lucas McCain and his Winchester.
The High Chaparral
- THE HIGH CHAPARRAL- REVIEW OF A WESTERN DRAMA
The High Chaparral: In review of a great western drama like no other before it, I remember it well. NBC brings excitement to the screen with David Dortort's creation as white Americans fight both the natives and their Mexican neighbors.
- Cheyenne: Reviewing the Classic Western
Reviewing the classic western, Cheyenne, one of the best 1950s television had to offer in it's day. Clint Walker was Cheyenne Bodie.
A western novel like no other: The Black Hills by Rod Thompson
- The Black Hills: A Book Review
This is a book review of a western novel I just finished reading. THE BLACK HILLS by Rod Thompson is a must read for anybody seeking entertainment.
This hub is about the tv series The Virginian 1962-1971
Many Channels are now showing Classic Westerns
We have a much better selection these days as we view our favorite classics. There are many channels to choose from. Encore Westerns owned by Starz is a specialty network which shows only westerns, most of which are classics, in their listing you will find not only classic television series, but will reunite with movies glamorizing the great American West filled with the adventures of the cowboy. TV Land is another channel featuring the classics many of which are westerns. Along with the westerns this channel will provide you with entertainment of other genres viewed decades ago. Me TV, INSP, Retro TV and many newcomers exploring the trend to rerun the classics with make your selection of classic westerns an enjoyable event.
If you have lost your favorite show on one channel, it will most likely be added to another as the request of the public is top priority. An example of this is when fans of THE VIRGINIAN which was dropped on Encore Westerns the first of the year voiced their concern not only to Starz, requesting it back, but let other networks know what it meant to them to have this third longest running western series aired as this is the show’s fiftieth anniversary. It paid off. Encore Westerns could not do this good deed right now, but INSP has bought the rights to air THE VIRGINIAN for the next three years, so on September 22, 2012 as part of their Saddle Up Saturday presentation featuring other shows already airing on INSP The Virginian celebrated their fifty years in style. There was a marathon for The Virginian starting at 1 P.M. est. What a way to celebrate a show which first aired in September of 1962.
Visit www.insp.com for local listings in your area.
I want to write a western.
- My Reason is Simple: Why I Want to Write the Next Great Western
Why do I want to write the next great western story? My reason is simple. I grew up watching westerns on television and at the movie theaters as a child from the baby boom generation. We learned values from these classic films.
Remaking Owen Wister's The Virginian
- Remaking Owen Wister’s The Virginian
Pennsylvanian Owen Wister visited Wyoming and came away with a collection of ideas to put together a very unique western novel. The Virginian, the Horseman of the Plains gets even better with age.