John Wayne is a Western icon of the silver screen. Originally part of John Ford's stable of actors, The Duke was able to transcend the categorization of a cardboard hero to playing complicated anti-heroes in Westerns, war dramas and action films. Host Manny Pacheco recognizes Wayne's preference for casting pop music stars in films such as Rio Bravo, The Alamo, North to Alaska, The Longest Day and True Grit. It is time to saddle up, Pilgrim!
Award-winning journalist Gary Lycan delivers his amazing Backlot reports, with news and notes that reference Hollywood's past.