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Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone
     CBS started the year 1958 off with the introduction on 01/29/58 of Frontier Gentleman.  That series lasted 41 broadcasts.  Near the end of the year, the network launched Have Gun, Will Travel on 11/23/58, which continued for 106 programs.  In between, a very short series was offered and discontinued after only 16 broadcasts, Luke Slaughter Of Tombstone.  Sam Buffington starred as Luke Slaughter, a Civil War cavalryman who turned to cattle ranching in post war Arizona territory near Fort Huachuca.  Each program had an authoritative opening statement: "Slaughter's my name, Luke Slaughter.  Cattle's my business.  It's a tough business, it's a big business.  I got a big stake in it.  And there's no man west of the Rio Grande big enough to take it away from me."  Junius Matthews was heard as Slaughter's sidekick, Wichita.
     There is one episode still missing to this series, 03/30/58  # 6  The Aaron Holcomb Story.  If you know where we might find this missing episode, please contact us.  We would like to restore this broadcast and add it to the collection.
Broadcast History:
Network: CBS
  02/23/58 to 06/15/58  Sunday  2:05 p.m.
Producer / Director:
  William N. Robson
  Fran Van Hartesveldt, Robert Stanley, Alan Botzer, Don Clark, Thomas Houghton,
  Paul Pierce, Tom Hanley, William N. Robson
Editorial Supervision:
  Tom Handley
  Wilbur Hatch, Amerigo Moreno
  Sam Buffington as Luke Slaughter, Junuis Matthews as Wichita
Also Heard:
  Lillian Buyeff, Eddie Marr, Herb Vigran, Sam Edwards, Vic Perrin, Lawrence Dobkin,
  Jack Moyles, Frank Gerstle, Lou Merrill, Howard McNear, Barney Phillips,
  Norm Alden, Sidra Scott, Chet Stratton, Joseph Kearns, John McIntire, Jim McCallion,
  Bill Quinn, Ed Jerome, Jean Carson, Karl Swenson, Ben Wright, Don Diamond,
  Jack Kruschen, Luis Van Rooten, Joe DeSantis, Norma Jean Nilsson, Charles Seel,
  Jack Edwards, Norm Alden, Peter Leeds, Ralph Moody
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Sunday 2:05 p.m.
02/23/58 # 1 Duel On The Trail
03/02/58 # 2 Tracks Out Of Tombstone
03/09/58 # 3 Yancy's Pride
03/16/58 # 4 Page's Progress
03/23/58 # 5 The Homesteaders
03/30/58 # 6 The Aaron Holcomb Story
04/06/58       Pre-empted
04/13/58 # 7 Wagon Train
04/20/58 # 8 The Henry Fell Story
04/27/58 # 9 Death Watch
05/04/58 #10 Worth Its Salt
05/11/58 #11 Heritage
05/18/58 #12 The Drive To Fort Huachuca
05/25/58 #13 Outlaw Kid
06/01/58 #14 Cattle Drive
06/08/58 #15 Big Business
06/15/58 #16 June Bride  (End Of Series)
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