Video: Poetry On The Prairie

LONESOME DOVE

CBS, beginning Feb. 5, 9 p.m. EST

A pair of former Texas Rangers, now tending a small ranch in South Texas, suddenly pick up stakes and launch a cattle drive to Montana. Why? A friend has convinced them that there are big opportunities up north. What's more, says one, "I want to see that country before the bankers and lawyers all get it." But if the truth be told, the long trek -- initiated by an almost chance remark, beset by terrible hardships -- seems a futile whim.

From a commercial standpoint, futility might also describe the CBS mini-...

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