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The Lone Ranger, Late Show style

By Bruce Andriatch

The release of "The Lone Ranger" in theaters next week was a good excuse to write a story to remind people that Buffalo native Fran Striker created the character more than 80 years ago.

Lots of people have stories about listening to The Lone Ranger on radio watching the TV show that followed.

But of all the stories out there, none is better than this one, which Jay Thomas retells David Letterman every year as some kind of odd "Late Show" holiday tradition.

(Having Thomas throw a football at the Christmas tree is an equally odd tradition, unrelated to the Lone Ranger.



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