Bonanza

Season 5 Episode 30

Enter Thomas Bowers

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Aired Saturday 7:30 PM Apr 26, 1964 on NBC
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Enter Thomas Bowers
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Fresh from a triumphant tour in Italy, famous Negro opera singer Thomas Bowers comes to Virginia City for a show and encounters extreme bigotry and prejudice. He's even arrested as an escaped slave. The Cartwrights come to his aid.

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    Dan Blocker

    Dan Blocker

    Eric "Hoss" Cartwright

    Lorne Greene

    Lorne Greene

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    Pernell Roberts

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    Adam Cartwright

    Michael Landon

    Michael Landon

    Joseph "Little Joe" Francis Cartwright

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    Jed

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    Ena Hartman

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    Caroline

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    Betty Endicott

    Betty Endicott

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    Bob Miles

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    Townsman (uncredited)

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    Bill Clark (I)

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      • Producer David Dortort met with some resistance from sponsor General Motors over the production of this episode which aired during the unsettled days of the civil right movement. During the summer reruns, Dortort made sure this episode re-aired, though two stations in the South refused and preempted it.

      • German episode title: "Die Thomas Bowers Story", meaning "The Thomas Bowers Story".

      • Featured Cartwright: Hoss

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      • The Dred Scott Decision
        On 6th March, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in regards to the case of Dred Scott (a Negro slave) versus John F. A. Sanford. The decision ruled that a slave was not a citizen and thus had none of the rights that a citizen had.

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