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The Ewings of Texas captivated audiences around the world. 

"Dallas," Your Pitiless Universe

From: Julia Barton
Length: 14:10

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"Dallas" star Larry Hagman died on November 23rd, 2012. But the prime-time soap that made him famous as J.R. Ewing lives on. The original show aired from 1978-1991, and the cable network TNT has been filming a new series based on the next generation of Ewings to booze, buy and slut forth from Southfork Ranch. What is it about the program that makes it one of the best known in the world? Dallas native Julia Barton explores this American icon. Read the full description.

Myth_city_small Update 2 [11/23/2012]: Larry Hagman dies in Dallas in the midst of shooting the new tv series for TNT.

Update [7/8/2011] TNT just announced that it's commissioned a full "Dallas" sequel. Website: http://www.tnt.tv/series/dallas/

notes: this feature aired, in modified form, on PRI's Studio 360

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Piece Description

Update 2 [11/23/2012]: Larry Hagman dies in Dallas in the midst of shooting the new tv series for TNT.

Update [7/8/2011] TNT just announced that it's commissioned a full "Dallas" sequel. Website: http://www.tnt.tv/series/dallas/

notes: this feature aired, in modified form, on PRI's Studio 360

Broadcast History

Studio 360, Feb. 18, 2011

Transcript

for transcript see: http://www.scribd.com/doc/49121934/Studio-360-Dallas-final
Read the full transcript

Timing and Cues

time to SOC: 13:00, with one minute music out

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

"Dallas" star Larry Hagman died on November 23rd, 2012. But the prime-time soap that made him famous as J.R. Ewing lives on. The original show aired from 1978-1991, and the cable network TNT has been filming a new series based on the next generation of Ewings to booze, buy and slut forth from Southfork Ranch. What is it about the program that makes it one of the best known in the world? Dallas native Julia Barton explores this American icon.

OUTRO:

This piece originally aired on PRI's Studio 360.

Related Website

http://www.studio360.org/2011/feb/18/dallas/