September 17, 2019
Audio Features
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Episode
The name was Billy – Billy the Kid – and he was the subject of another television biography earlier this month.

He was also a valuable gimmick for the producers of just about all those adult westerns” that appeared on TV in the ‘50s and 60’s.

But Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says he became more than just that, establishing the value of a few standby episodes that could be tossed in whenever the creative juices stopped flowing.
Sitcoms, dramas and just about every other format have leaped into that act, often not too successfully.

But Sokolsky says it is a process that is likely to continue for a long time to come and even wonders how many movie producers have looked in on the success of “The Artist,” hoping to follow up with silent films of their own – “and maybe we should think of drafting Billy the Kid for at least one of them.”
Episode Date: January 19, 2012
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