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      New upgrade with simpler interface   05/13/2016

      Once again, the fine folks at IPB made a new upgrade and things might not be where you started to learn they were. However, this is one time where I think they actually improved things for navigation. There are only a few big buttons: When you click on one of those buttons, some other stuff opens up, depending on which button you click. (Later Note: These only appear when zoomed in or in the mode for smartphones/tablets.) I'm learning this as you are, so I suggest you do what I am doing: click on these big buttons, see what they open and fiddle with the software some. Ironically, you will find there is a lot that is intuitive. That's what I'm discovering. (Later note: I just discovered that I was viewing the site zoomed in too far to see the normal view. The menus are still there with the old buttons, but when I zoom in too much, they disappear and the new buttons appear. I believe this zoomed in way is what the site looks like on mobile devices. I'm going to mess with it some more, then maybe make some explanations.) Sorry for the inconvenience. Still, over time, I hope you end up liking these changes. Michael

Gunsmoke: Gun Control in Dodge

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Thank you for those episodes. Brought back some very fond memories.

Gunsmoke is an American radio and television Western drama series created by director Norman MacDonnell and writer John Meston. The stories take place in and around Dodge City, Kansas, during the settlement of the American West.

The radio version ran from 1952 to 1961, and John Dunning[1] writes that among radio drama enthusiasts "Gunsmoke is routinely placed among the best shows of any kind and any time." The television version ran for 20 seasons from 1955 to 1975, and was the United States' longest-running prime time, live-action drama with 635 episodes.

  • 1956–1957: No.8 - 12,720,300 viewers (32.7 rating)
  • 1957–1958: No.1 - 18,067,520 viewers (43.1 rating)
  • 1958–1959: No.1 - 17,404,200 viewers (39.6 rating)
  • 1959–1960: No.1 - 18,437,250 viewers (40.3 rating)
  • 1960–1961: No.1 - 17,605,600 viewers (37.3 rating)
  • 1961–1962: No.3 - 13,741,065 viewers (28.3 rating)

I watched it during these years, from ten (10) to sixteen (16). Great show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunsmoke

Compare this show to the modern Deadwood where the prostitute's were clearly labeled and not "Miss. Kitty" types.



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