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Season 2, Episode 2 Westerns

First Aired: January 25, 2011

A look at westerns, including "Maverick," "Rifleman," "Gunsmoke," "Bonanza," "Big Valley" and "Wild, Wild West," featuring remarks from James Garner ("Maverick"), Linda Evans ("Big Valley") and Robert Conrad ("Wild, Wild West"). "I didn't know what I was doing," admits Garner of his work on "Bret Maverick," one of his earliest roles. Evans recalls how "Big Valley" star Barbara Stanwyck took her under her wing. The hour also remembers Fess Parker's impact on "Davy Crockett" and "Daniel Boone."

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  • Premiered: January 2, 2008
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: Trailblazers of the small screen are highlighted. (more)

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