Jefferson Drum (1958)
Directed by Harmon Jones
Jeff Richards as Jefferson Drum
Eugene Martin as Joey Drum
Cyril Delevanti as Lucius Coin
Robert Stevenson as Big Ed, the town bartender
Jefferson Drum was a widower and crusading newspaper editor in the Old West trying to bring up his son in a violent, rapidly changing world. By making the lead character a single dad, the door was left open to to a near-weekly parade of potential love interests. 26 episodes aired on NBC from April 25, 1958 to December 11, 1958.