Looking back to see what’s ahead

Almost everyone has access to the Western Channel on Direct, Dish or cable television. Many professional rodeo cowboys and bull riders enjoy watching westerns, new and old. Lurking among the old westerns are some treasures of what rodeo and, specifically bull riding used to be like. One such movie is the Republic Pictures recently aired starring Gene Autry. The 1935 black and white motion picture starts out at a rodeo and features a sample of some events. Abe Lefton, a famous rodeo announcer in the 1930