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RIP Fess Parker: Aug. 16, 1924 to March 18, 2010 (updated)

Fort Worth native and fabled TV frontiersman Fess Parker died Thursday at the age of 85. We fondly remember "Davy Crockett" in this Back Channels look at his life and times as a California vineyard owner. It was first published just over five years ago, with a robust 80-year-old Parker playing the most gracious host imaginable. There's also a companion remembrance of Parker on my home away from home, locatetv.com.

Plus, Thursday's "March Madness" D-FW Nielsen ratings are in. And the TV Bulletin Board page has info. on Christiane Amanpour's new job with ABC News and John King's new show on CNN.
Ed Bark