Gunsmoke and Its Impact on American Television

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Television has its share of shows that redefine how a television show must be made. And during the 1950s, one of the defining TV shows of the time is Gunsmoke. A TV series that depicted life during the American West settlement era, it has received tremendous praise because of the amount of realism and accuracy […]

Gunsmoke: The Ballad of Kitty Russell

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Gunsmoke is one of the most successful TV shows of all time. Regularly casted for a total of 20 seasons, this show defined what a Western TV show should be like. One of the biggest appeals this show had is its array of lovable characters with personality. Characters such as Marshall Matt Dillon and Quint […]

Gunsmoke: A Legacy Left Behind

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Gunsmoke is one of the most successful television series in history. Dominating the airwaves for a full 2 decades, it dominated the ratings for a good portion of its existence. But more importantly, most fans and critics alike agree that this show is the definitive Western drama series. Who are the people behind this smashing […]

A Special 2013 Christmas Episode

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What if you were given the opportunity to travel back in time, write your own Gunsmoke Christmas episode and all cast and crew were asked to commit to the moment? What have you always wanted to see in a scene? Or perhaps it’s not a what but a who? What if you could have anyone […]

Gunsmoke – Three Classic Episodes

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Gunsmoke was a wonderful Western running for 20 years.  With all these entertaining episodes its very hard to choose just three favorites.  Here are three which might fit the bill. “The Schoolmarm”, 1974 This episode was a little bit different than most westerns.  Sarah Merkle is a schoolteacher in Dodge City.  One day while at […]

How Much Do You Know About Gunsmoke?

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William Conrad played Marshall Matt Dillon on the radio.  He was considered too big for the TV role. John Wayne was offered the part of Matt Dillon, but he wanted to stay in movies so he suggested James Arness for the role.  He then convinced Arness that he should play the part. John Wayne introduced […]