On this day 40 years ago the first episode of Dallas aired. The show originally focused on the marriage of Bobby and Pam, the youngest members of two rivaling families, The Ewings and the Barnes'. The show quickly shifted it's focus on the show's breakout character, Bobby's older brother J.R. who was the President of the family company Ewing Oil and who, for some reason, wasn't liked very much. After the initial 5 episode miniseries the show ran for 13 seasons and spawned the spinoff Knots Landing which ran for 14 seasons. Dallas ran on CBS from 1978-1991. Dallas was one of the most popular shows of the 80's, especially after the famous "Who Shot J.R?" cliffhanger. After the miniseries, during the show's first full season, the show starred #JimDavis as the Ewing family patriarch Jock Ewing, #BarbaraBelGeddes as the family matriarch Miss Ellie Ewing, #LarryHagman as the oldest son, J.R, #LindaGray as his wife, Sue Ellen, #PatrickDuffy as youngest son, Bobby, #VictoriaPrincipal (😍😍) as Bobby's wife, Pamela, #CharleneTilton as middle son Gary's daughter, Lucy and #SteveKanaly as ranch foreman, Ray Krebbs, who was eventually revealed to be Jock's 4th son. The family lived on the Southfork Ranch. Starting with the second season #KenKercheval was made a cast member as Cliff Barnes, who hated the Ewings. Every Friday night millions of Americans tuned in to see what drama was added to the lives of the Ewings. It adds to Dallas' legacy that people still love it and talk about it 40 years later.