Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Little House on the Prairie is an American one-hour dramatic television program starring Michael Landon as Charles Ingalls, a farmer who cares very much about his family. It aired on the NBC network from September 11, 1974, to May 10, 1982 bumping the long-running Adam-12 series to Tuesday nights. During the 1982-83 television season, with the departure of Michael Landon, the series was broadcast with the new title (spin off) Little House: A New Beginning. A three-hour compilation special called The Little House Years was aired in 1979. (The series itself was preceded by a two-hour pilot movie that first aired on March 30, 1974).

Michael Landon directed the largest number of episodes (87); producer William F. Claxton handled the majority of the remaining shows (68). Co-star Victor French helmed 19 episodes. Maury Dexter, directed only a handful. The series theme song was titled The Little House and was written and conducted by David Rose. [wikipedia]

Love to watch Michael (Charles Ingalls) who set a very good example as a great person, husband, friend, and father who truly takes good care of the family and inculcate virtue in the young against the vast contrast of the mean Mrs Oleson. We rarely have this sort of "values" series nowadays and hoping and wishing some producers and directors to film more of this kind.

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