Genre: Drama, Western
Premise: Ben Cartwright is the patriarch of an all-male Nevada ranching family. Set during and after the Civil War, ``Bonanza'' is the story of life on the family's thousand-acre spread, known as the Ponderosa, near Virginia City. Ben has his three sons, each with a different (and deceased) mother. Serious eldest son Adam hopes to follow in his father's footsteps; middle son Hoss is a gentle giant -- physically strong, but sometimes naive; and youngest son Little Joe is the most impetuous and romantic of the offspring.
S02, E12 (First Aired: Dec. 3, 1960)
Attacked by Shoshones while crossing a burial ground, Adam discovers that the ``Indian'' woman tending him is white.
S04, E34 (First Aired: May. 26, 1963)
An Italian immigrant's (Ross Martin) son wants to give up his classical-guitar training to become a rancher like Hoss.