Early Television Memories
The Lone Ranger
Issue Date: August 11, 2009
City: North Hollywood, CA
“I was a big fan of ‘The Lone Ranger.’ He was always acting on the side of good and the music would really get you into the scene. My sisters and I used to fight a lot over the T.V. – they wanted to watch soap operas. But there was a local tavern where I grew up. They had a television and we’d go down there and watch it, with about a half dozen of us kids gathered around that small screen.” – John H.
He was everything a hero ought to be – honest, brave, and righteous. He became a children’s role model – the noble lawman fighting crime and injustice in the Wild West. He was an ex-Texas Ranger whose brother and friends were slain by desperadoes. Armed with expensive silver bullets as a reminder that life (like silver) was precious, the hero and his partner preferred non-lethal means to defeat the bad guys. The duo would then ride away, leaving people wondering, “Who was that masked man?”