The Lone Ranger television series ran from 1949 to 1957, starring Clayton Moore
(John Hart from 1952 to 1954) with Jay Silverheels as Tonto. The show initially
featured Gerald Mohr as the episode narrator. Fred Foy served as both narrator
and announcer of the radio series from 1948 to its finish and became announcer
of the television version when story narration was dropped there. This was by far
the highest-rated television program on the ABC network in the early 1950s and
its first big hit.