How the West Was Won (1978)

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The Macahans, a family from Virginia headed by Zeb Macahan, travel across the country to pioneer a new land and a new home in the American West.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Zeb Macahan (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Molly Culhane (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
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 Luke Macahan (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Kathryn Holcomb ...
 Laura Macahan (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
William Kirby Cullen ...
 Josh Macahan (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
Vicki Schreck ...
 Jessie Macahan (24 episodes, 1978-1979)
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Episodes revolving around the Macahan family as they try to fulfill their dream of going to Oregon. They run into many setbacks along the way and are forced to delay their move many times as a result. Common wild west themes and characters abound, such as Native Americans and crazy mountain men. Written by Anonymous

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12 February 1978 (USA)  »

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Luke and Josh Macahan were called Seth and Jed in the pilot. See more »

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Spun-off from How the West Was Won (1962) See more »

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I'm still waiting and waiting. One of the Best TV Shows of the 70s
25 August 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was one of my all time favourites. It is where I fell in love with Bruce.

The acting was suburb. The one scene that stands out for me was when Fiona was either being raped or sexually harassed. She had that look on her face that showed a multitude of emotions: fear, indignation (how dare you), and that she was flattered (thinking she was beyond the age that someone would think her attractive).

The other episode I remember was when Bruce's sister in the show was stung by a Bee and almost died. This was when I first realized that people could be allergic to Bee stings.

Why, Why is this not out on DVD yet? It is only 2 seasons. I'd love for it to also have plenty of interviews with Cast & crew. And to see how Bruce fell in love and married his first wife was interesting, considering they were brother & sister on the show.

Please bring this out on DVD soon.


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