I will be talking about The Virginian on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL. My 65 minute interview is during the second hour as TV Confidential remembers The Virginian,
From host Ed Robertson: “The Virginian, a show that still has a very strong following today, particularly among female viewers. The third-longest running Western on television (nine seasons, second only to Gunsmoke and Bonanza), The Virginian was also the first 90-minute Western series produced for network television. My book A History of Television’s The Virginian: 1962-1971 not only features interviews with many of the actors and behind-the-scenes personnel of The Virginian, but shows how the series helped paved the way for the made-for-TV movie, while also playing an important role in the career of Roy Huggins.”
This show aired Oct. 16-22.
4 thoughts on ““TV Confidential” – Interview with author Paul Green on “The Virginian””
Mr.Green,I recently watched the 5th season episode of “The Virginian” titled “Ride To Delphi”. I was ASTONISHED to see a white actor play a black man. I wondered why a black actor wasn’t hired. In the episode the “black man” has two sons,both of whom ARE black. I welcome your thoughts.
The father in this episode was played by African-American actor Bernie Hamilton. What made you think he was a white actor Randy?
I already posted on Facebook, but I’ll do it here, too. I enjoyed your interview, Paul. I listened to the podcast.