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WIN Pioneers of Television: Westerns on DVD!

Known everywhere as the quintessential American cultural identity, Westerns filled small screens across the country night after night and were some of the most successful television shows in history.

Fess Parkerís portrayal of Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett channeled the bravery, independence, honesty, and rugged individualism of a young nation - and made Walt Disney enough money to build an empire.

Westerns also gave viewers James Garner, who starred in the giant television hit Maverick, where he developed the reluctant hero character that would cement his successful TV and film career.

Parker and Garner tell their stories, and Linda Evans recalls how two strong female characters emerged with her onscreen interaction with Barbara Stanwyck in The Big Valley.

This episode also examines the success of Robert Conrad in The Wild Wild West, the popularity of Bonanza, and the creation of the classic series Gunsmoke with James Arness - one of the longest-running television series of all time.

If you would like to win a copy of this lovely and enduring new DVD, just answer this easy question about the show Gunsmoke: What movie superstar provided the introduction on September 10, 1955 for the first episode of Gunsmoke?

Send us your answers and if you are correct you will be in the running to win one of these new DVDs! Just send us an e:mail here before November 30th, 2021 with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: WESTERNS DVDs to:

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