Nation: The New Wilderness

A little more of America's innocence was lost the other day when ABC canceled its Barbary Coast. The show itself was not much good, but it was the last oldtime western action adventure on network television. Its demise follows by a few months the disappearance of the frontier cowboy and sheriff shoot-'em-ups. Prime time now belongs to the cops and docs.

They can never really replace the western protector-hero who knew good from evil and played out his morality tales under the classic Big Sky. If he inhaled any of that smoky air inside the saloon, it was only...

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