The Lone Ranger began on television on September 15, 1949. The last telecast was on September 14, 1957. The ABC program was a half-hour show usually on Thursdays from 7:30-8:00 p.m.
Clayton Moore played the Lone Ranger for most of the run. Jay Silverheels played Tonto.
The Lone Ranger began as a local radio show in 1933. It quickly spread nationwide and was one of radio's most popular shows. The story lines were always simple good vs bad. The Lone Ranger never killed anyone, although his adversaries often shot each other. The television program began much like the radio program with the William Tell Overture by Fossini serving as the stirring background music