Hemorrhaging money at the rate they were would not have been such a serious problem had the outside world remained stable. The trouble was, the outside world was in a financial meltdown. Severe cost-cutting was the order of the day, but, even during a depression, Trendle and King were looking for light at the end of the tunnel. They needed a new idea. Something home-grown. Something that would have wide appeal, wider even than WXYZ's local audience - but something that would cost very little. Having thought long and hard about it, George Trendle realized that they should major on drama. It was relatively low cost and he was lucky enough to have access to talented and prolific writer Francis Striker and Jim Jewell's drama group. Trendle also realized that they needed a hero. One day he grabbed Fran Striker and asked him to come up with some ideas around the theme of a wild west hero who would appeal to kids; someone how would be wholesome - and be on the right side of the law. Jim Jewell was also asked to pitch in.

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