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, E03 (First Aired: Sep. 24, 1960)
A Deputy U.S. Marshal arrives to escort a man to California to testify against a gang; guest Dan Duryea.
S11, E20 (First Aired: Feb. 15, 1970)
A community leader (Mercedes McCambridge) intervenes when a rebellious teen (David Cassidy) is accused of murdering a teacher.