Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

Features / Living

September 2, 2012

Randolph Garner: Those old westerns

 

One of the wonders of modern television is the vast choice of stations that are available. Remarkably more than 90 percent of the channels I could care less about. 

Personally, I think all the sports, foreign language, buyer’s channels are a total waste. A few of them are good but now I really like the western channel. 

Once again there is “Wagon Train,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Bat Masterson” and “Randolph Scott,” to name a few. Best of all is the hero of my youth, “Have Gun Will Travel.”

In the 1950s, children loved to play cowboys and Indians. You could play with your friends and even be the greatest lawman ever by yourself. 

Today, children do not even know what you would be talking about and of course it is politically incorrect. I am sure if kids played cowboys and Indians at school today there would be a school suspension and it would make the evening television news. 

 

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