What Are Some Good 1960s Western TV Shows?


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Good western TV shows from the 1960s include the long running drama "Gunsmoke," produced by CBS. NBC's "Bonanza" and CBS's "The Wild, Wild West" were also popular westerns on TV.

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The popular western "Gunsmoke" ran for 20 years. The main character was Marshall Matt Dillon, the sheriff of Dodge City. "Bonanza" centered on the Cartwright family and its Ponderosa Ranch in Virginia City, Nevada. The show ran for 14 seasons and starred Lorne Greene, Michael Landon and Dan Blocker.

"The Wild Wild West" starred Robert Conrad as James West and Ross Martin as his partner Artemus Gordon. The two played Secret Service agents who were adept at using gadgets to solve problems.

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