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An Interview with Andrew J. Klyde

No graceful exit for NBC’s longest-running western ‘Bonanza’

by Jeremy Roberts

‘What did they want us to let them do? Film a last show where everybody on the Ponderosa was killed off?’ Andrew J. Klyde, archivist and executive producer of the official season DVD’s, investigates why the unforgettable family horse opera that sustained the Peacock network from 1959–1973 was suddenly cancelled 50 years ago.

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