Ben Cartwright and his three sons (by three wives) ride herd over the sprawling Ponderosa spread in 1860s Nevada in one of the most handsomely mounted and beloved series of all time. The first TV Western to be shown in color, it ran for 14 seasons; was the top-rated show for three of them (1964-65, '65-66 and '66-67); had a number of first-rank director (more…)
First Aired: February 22, 1970
Ben and the other cattlemen try to foil a meat packer who's out to make them sell their herds at low prices. Ben: Lorne Greene. Whitney: Walter Barnes. Joe: Michael Landon. Luther: James McCallion. Ma Brinker: Kathleen Freeman.