Walking Tall

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Walking Tall

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Speak Softly, And Carry A Big Stick

Bo Svenson reprises his portrayal of the legendary club-wielding Tennessee Sheriff -- Buford Pusser -- In a kind of TV extension of the popular movie series of the 70s. Though this 1981 Action/Drama series was well-made, the character evidently didn't transfer well, to the small screen, and wasn't received well, by the viewing public.

Premiering on NBC, on the evening of Saturday, January 17th, 1981, at 9 p.m., EST, it was aired sporadically, through the Winter and Spring of 1981. A couple of schedule changes, in an apparent attempt to boost it's ratings, were for naught, and the last of those changes -- Back to Saturday nights, in the 10 p.m. time slot -- Found it competing with ABC's ratings giant Fantasy Island, and it was gone, after only 7 broadcasts, the last of these on June 6th, 1981.

The entire 7-episode run of this series is available on DVD, as of March 7th, 2006, in a 2-disc set, from Sony Pictures Television.

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  • Bo Svenson

    Bo Svenson

    Sheriff Buford Pusser

    Walter Barnes

    Walter Barnes

    Carl Pusser

    Jeff Lester

    Jeff Lester

    Deputy Grady Spooner

    Courtney Pledger

    Courtney Pledger

    Deputy Joan Litton

    Harold Sylvester

    Harold Sylvester

    Deputy Aaron Fairfax

    Rad Daly

    Rad Daly

    Michael Pusser

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