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by: John Meston

Spanning the golden age of American radio from 1952 to 1961, "Gunsmoke" stands as an unparalleled audio drama, captivating audiences with its rich storytelling and complex characters. Transitioning to television in 1955, it etched its name into the annals of TV history, becoming the longest-running prime-time drama and the second-longest prime-time fictional series in U.S. history. Only the versatile Disney anthology series, known by various titles over the years, has outlasted it. "Gunsmoke's" legacy in both radio and television is a testament to its enduring appeal and significant impact on American entertainment.