|Plot||:||+ CBS net origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The War Correspondent". A reporter from a New York newspaper comes west to tell the "truth" and also to learn of the "real" west. The program was recorded April 19, 1956. The Cisco Kid was a juvenile western adventure. In many ways it was the radio show equivalent to the western B-movies of the time, complete with what sound distinctly like coconuts for horses hooves and wonderfully cheesy Mexican accents – “Oh, Ceesco, perhaps they will keel heem”. The show follows the on-going adventures of the Cisco Kid and Pancho, his loyal companion. Many of the stories follow a predictable theme, usually involve a good fight, and end up with Cisco getting the girl, or at least a kiss for his troubles. David Harkness is a correspondent for the New York Star newspaper who overheard at target practice on the firing range that the men are still using single shot Springfield rifles and many men are killed whilst reloading. The Indians who have Henry rifles, repeaters, outmode the soldiers but Captain Quincy advises Harkness that they do not have the Henry rifles to issue and the officers that have them have bought them themselves. Surprised at this revelation David Harkness confesses that he has an awful lot to learn.|
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