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  • Don’t Abolish The Police Procedural Entertainment

    06/08/2020 8:13:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    As the protests condemning the tragic death of George Floyd continue and the opportunistic riots rage on, the media has turned against the entire concept of the police with a vengeance. As such, several media outlets have decided to attack a staple of the American television landscape – police procedurals. With recent unjust demonization of the police as a whole becoming a popular political stance from the woke crowd, their positive portrayal on television has come under fire. Some have argued that the issue with this sub-genre of shows is their focus on the perspectives of their police protagonists at...
  • Famous Veteran :James Arness

    James Arness, a World War II veteran beloved by millions for his iconic portrayal of Marshal Matt Dillon on the long-running Western TV series “Gunsmoke,” died June 3 after a long illness. At 6 foot 7 inches, Arness was, quite literally, a big star, towering over even the likes of his good friend and Hollywood mentor John Wayne. But it was that same impressive height that prevented Arness from fulfilling his dream of being a naval aviator in World War II—he was simply too tall for cockpit duty. As a soldier in the 7th Regiment of the U.S. Army’s Third...
  • "Sometimes It Takes A Loaded Gun To Prove A Friendship"

    05/07/2016 10:12:34 AM PDT · by Captain Peter Blood · 18 replies
    Sefl | 05-07-2016 | Captain Peter Blood
    While watching an old episode of "Gunsmoke" this morning I heard this little gem spoken by U.S. Marshall Matt Dillon. I found it so interesting I wrote it down. I suppose it is open to interpretation but in the context of what Donald Trump has been talking about since day one on rebuilding our military it kind of makes sense. Kind of like another line from a movie I saw years ago called "Speechless" where these two guys are running for the U.S. Senate in the southwest on the border with Mexico. The dividing live on the border was this...
  • 'Magnum Force' Director Ted Post Dies at 95

    08/20/2013 11:20:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 20, 2013 | Mike Barnes
    Ted Post, who directed Clint Eastwood on TV’s Rawhide and in the classic action films Hang ’Em High and Magnum Force before clashing with the actor, has died. He was 95. Post, who also helmed 56 episodes of the venerable CBS Western Gunsmoke, 90 installments of the 1960s ABC primetime soap Peyton Place and the 1981 pilot episode for the famed CBS cop show Cagney & Lacey, died early Tuesday ...
  • Matt Dillon meets Festus Haggen

    08/12/2013 1:27:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1962
  • 'Gunsmoke' Principles Teach Us About Life

    06/06/2013 8:01:06 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-5-2013 | Sherry Tomfeld
    As a child, the first show we ever watched was "Gunsmoke". We watched it as a family, and Marshal Dillon had a profound effect on the way I looked at life then and now. I continue to watch "Gunsmoke" reruns daily; it's a great refresher of the lessons I learned so long ago. True Friends
  • Denver, CO area Freeper help needed for NRA Range Development Course

    02/06/2013 9:46:26 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 8 replies
    NRA ^ | 06 FEB 13 | dcbryan1
    The NRA Range Development & Operations Conference is designed to educate potential and current range owners and operators in identifying potential problems associated with range development, environmental issues, and safety. Attendees will receive a multidisciplinary perspective on major topics such as:
  • American Guns (New show on Discovery Channel)

    10/17/2011 6:39:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 29 replies · 1+ views ^ | October, 2011 | Discovery Channel
    The Wyatts are your typical suburban family except they just happen to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, where they buy, sell and trade guns. They -- and the one-of-a-kind and historic guns they make and sell -- are featured in the all-new series AMERICAN GUNS.
  • (Festus from Gunsmoke could SING!) "Breathless Shep Fields Ken Curtis Vocal"

    06/05/2011 7:24:36 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/21/09 | YouTube
  • James Arness: Last Western Hero Dies, 88

    06/04/2011 6:06:51 PM PDT · by stillafreemind · 74 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | June 4th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    The fact is, " Arness" and John Wayne could entertain us without sex, vulgarity or extreme visual violence. They still helped us to use imagination. Westerns today depend on sex, vulgarity and extreme visual violence for viewers to tune in or pay for a ticket. Encore Western Channel and TV Land still play reruns of the "Gunsmoke" series. On the official James Arness website, Jim was extremely pleased that it was still running.
  • James Arness, Marshal on ‘Gunsmoke,’ Dies at 88

    06/03/2011 4:27:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/3/11 | Robert McFadden
    James Arness, who burnished the legend of America’s epic West as Marshal Matt Dillon, the laconic peacemaker of Dodge City on “Gunsmoke,” one of the longest-running dramatic series in television history, died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 88. A family spokeswoman, Ginny Fazer, confirmed the death. Mr. Arness was terribly shy and had almost no training as an actor. A wartime leg wound made it painful for him to mount a horse. But he became the best-known tin star of his era, portraying the towering, weathered marshal for 20 years, from 1955 to 1975. He...
  • 'Gunsmoke' Legend James Arness Dies at 88

    06/03/2011 3:04:27 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6-3-11 | Mike Barnes
    The 6-foot-7 actor, who also starred in the 1950s sci-fi classics "Them!" and "The Thing From Another World," thanks fans for their support with a posthumous letter on his website. James Arness, the tall man who towered over TV screens for 20 seasons as the iconic Marshal Matt Dillon on CBS’ Gunsmoke, has died. He was 88. The 6-foot-7 actor, who also starred in the 1950s sci-fi classics Them! and The Thing From Another World, passed away of natural causes Friday in his home in Brentwood, according to his business manager, Ginny Fazer. His death comes 14 months after his...
  • 'Gunsmoke' Actor James Arness Dies at 88

    06/03/2011 10:35:24 AM PDT · by Wilum · 207 replies
    6-3-2011 | Fox News
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    10/27/2006 3:58:44 AM PDT · by 7thson · 197 replies · 15,080+ views
    Did anyone catch BOR last night? He has a new weekly segment highlighting a TV icon. Last night he had James Arness - Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke. Mr. Arness is 83 years old. He is a very humble man, from what I saw of the mini-interview. I also found out that he was in WW II, wounded at Anzio, and spent 18 months in recuperation. That was one of my favorite westerns growing up. When I was a little kid, it would confuse the hell out of me when Bruce Dern kept on showing up in different episodes. I was...
  • To That Stupid Liberal Lurker - I Got Zapped

    06/24/2006 9:21:32 AM PDT · by tough decision · 238 replies · 6,388+ views
    One look at you tells me all I need to know about you. I am so tired of liberals that think they are so brilliant. You are such a stupid jackass. You are so stupid you probably believe that the Bush administration orchestrated the attacks on 9/11. Every time you go on the internet, every time you make a bank transaction, or pay a bill, every time you try to email a congressman or senator they are getting so much information off of you. Of course it is all a conspiracy by the Bush administration. I have screwed around by...

    06/23/2006 2:33:07 PM PDT · by Gatemouth · 213 replies · 4,986+ views
    Kos | Gatemouth
    Here's something for you to ponder over... Any thoughts?
  • #3 death in Hollywood, Dennis Weaver (Chester),

    02/27/2006 5:52:22 PM PST · by Ruy Dias de Bivar · 78 replies · 2,189+ views
    Fox News | Ruy
    Dennis Weaver passed away today according to Fox News on TV.
  • George Walsh, newsman and "Gunsmoke" announcer, dies at 88 (KNX-AM, Los Angeles; Roswell,NM 1947)

    01/11/2006 9:32:21 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 622+ views
    MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) - George Walsh, a longtime newsman and announcer for the "Gunsmoke" radio and television programs, has died. He was 88. Walsh died of congestive heart failure Dec. 5 at Garfield Medical Center in Monterey Park, said his daughter, Fran. He became the "Gunsmoke" announcer in 1952, introducing the live, weekly radio series with the following words: "Around Dodge City and in the territory out West, there's just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers, and that's with a U.S. marshal and the smell of 'Gunsmoke.'" He remained the announcer when the show moved to...