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.
S06, E09 (First Aired: Nov. 15, 1964)
Ben devises a scheme to help Little Joe overcome his fear of heights.
S04, E03 (First Aired: Oct. 7, 1962)
Ben tries to restore the confidence of a blinded painter (Dan O'Herlihy) indulging in self-pity and alcohol.