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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    • 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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