The Virginian was the very first 90 minute western on prime-time television, and is about a man, only known as "The Virginian" who served as foreman on the Shiloh Ranch (owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie) in 19th century Medicine Bow, Wyoming. James Drury starred as the title character with the likes of Doug McClure, Lee J. Cobb, John McIntire, and Clu Gulager co-starring. It is in these settings that a variety of stories, much more based on character and relationships than the usual westerns, take place.
Runtime: 90 minutes
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The Virginian-Pilot is a daily newspaper based in Norfolk, Virginia. Commonly known as The Pilot, it is Virginia's largest daily. It serves the five cities of South Hampton Roads as well as several smaller towns across southeast Virginia and northeast North Carolina. It was a locally owned, family enterprise from its founding in 1865 at the close of the American Civil War until its sale to tronc in 2018.
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On May 29, 2018, The Virginian-Pilot announced they had been purchased by Chicago-based media conglomerate Tronc, formerly known as Tribute Publishing, for a cash price of $34 million. The deal included the Pilot and all of its “outstanding interests” — including its subsidiary publications, the paper's Norfolk headquarters and its printing plant in Virginia Beach.
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