Shoot 'Em-Ups on the Little Screen: The Rise and Fall of the Television Western

Event Details

Date: September 06, 2014

Time: 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Location: Gallery 18

Cost: $0.00

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Part of the Helmerich Center Opening Weekend Celebration

Sara Jane Richter, Ph.D., dean of Liberal Arts, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, tells the tale of select TV cowboys and what happened to shows such as Lancer, The High Chaparral, The Rebel, Alias Smith and Jones, Rawhide, and Bonanza. From the 1950s to the early 1970s, the western was a well-respected and well-represented genre on television; but times changed, and the western rode off into the sunset.

Free and open to the public.