During the peak of their popularity, 26 westerns aired weekly during primetime. By the early 1970s, only two remained as pressure mounted for networks to reduce the violence in westerns and younger audiences found westerns and rural programming unrelatable in the face of social and urban turmoil. This program delves into the backstory of television’s “rural purge” and its effect on westerns, and explores renewed interest in the genre as cable and streaming services develop original content for today’s audiences. Hosted by Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Charlie LeSueur.

3830 N. Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
$8 - $15
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(480) 686-9539
(480) 686-9539