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James Arness 2008 Interview Component 1 of 4

On March 28th, 2008 James Arness was interviewed on radio. The conversation covered a variety of subjects from WW2, Gunsmoke, to his individual life. I have included links to the sites discussed in this interview and I encourage you to check them out. I dedicate these videos to everyone that has to deal with Cerebral Palsy. It is truly a touching interview!

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22 Responses to “James Arness 2008 Interview Component 1 of 4”

  1. rolandorme says:

    love love this handsome picture of him!!!!!!

  2. ollie23100 says:

    RIP Marschall Dillon.

  3. AsaBjorkbacka says:

    You are the best!! Rest in peace!!

  4. RedwoodsMama says:

    Rest in peace to Mr. Arness and peace and blessings go out to his wife Janet and his family, Gunsmoke has allways been my number one favorite show and I love the character Matt Dillon but always the actor, James ARness. There will never be another show anywhere that cam come close to Gunsmoke. This was a family show and the Gunsmoke Family was just that. Mr. Arness will be missed greatly. My life is a little sadder with his passing, but his memory will allways live on and his light shine on.

  5. GeorgeVreelandHill says:

    RIP James Arness.

    George Vreeland Hill

  6. russwinkler says:

    RIP James Arness´╗┐ 6/3/2011

  7. Footsniffer51 says:

    James Arness breathed life into Matt Dillon. The names will forever be synonomous with Western law and justice. My favorite Gunsmoke episode was when Morgan Woodard guest starred as a bitter, old Marshal that actually had Dillon for a Deputy. Joan Van Ark played Woodard’s daughter in the episode and at the end, Woodard finally recognized Dillon as “marshal” after they killed some outlaws that were trying to frame him (Woodard). The name of the episode? “Stryker.”

  8. SIGNALSTAT says:

    Rest in peace to the greatest marshall the world has ever known.James Arness.

  9. rehobothwell says:

    Sad to hear about the passing of this unique actor. There hasn’t been a TV show like gunsmoke since; and the Matt Dillon character was the main reason why. Prayers go out to his family

  10. fingal61 says:

    Good Night Zeb.
    My childhood hero no1

  11. harpolew says:

    Rest in Peace, James Arness, you will not be forgotten

  12. GeorgeVreelandHill says:

    Gunsmoke is a classic that gets better with time.
    They sure don’t make shows like that anymore.
    James Arness is a wonderful man who made so many memories for a lot of people.
    He is a hero in many ways.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

    George Vreeland Hill

  13. mealman777 says:

    @mealman777 … Take it easy @82abnoff. Don’t be so hard on yourself. :-)

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  16. TubeGunner says:

    Arness still sounds as sharp as a tack at 85 here. God bless you, James. Gunsmoke and Marshal Dillon forever!

  17. pointguard11 says:

    so someone from Sweden thinks america’s founding was despicable? You have a problem with the declaration of independence or our Constitution which seems to be used by many other countries when they draw up their own constitution?

  18. WSenator1 says:

    My parents used to watch Gunsmoke when it was on Saturday night at 10:00 – just after my bedtime. I would try to stay up, in my bed, for an hour, long enough to hear the theme song. That was my lullaby on Saturday nights when I was a boy.

  19. auburngal2012 says:

    Grew up watching Gunsmoke every Monday night, that theme song brings back memories………

  20. Treeheight says:

    Like the opening theme arrangement.

  21. timpaulin says:

    james arness is amazing. how the west was won, the tv series, is so much better than gunsmoke. the only western which accurately portrays the dispicable way the u.s. was founded.


    Great interview. James Arness is a great actor. My 9 year old loves Gunsmoke.

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