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CLC professors to explore Lone Ranger legend

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  • Actor Clayton Moore from the TV series the Lone Ranger.

    Actor Clayton Moore from the TV series the Lone Ranger.
    Ap Photo Courtesy of Cook Memorial Public Library


This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Lone Ranger, a fictional character that has had a lasting influence on American culture. College of Lake County sociology professors John and Maria Jose Tenuto will explore the Longer Ranger phenomenon from its radio origins to this summer's blockbuster movie. The event, to be held 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at Cook Park Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Before seeing the movie (in theaters July 3), learn the fascinating story of how the Lone Ranger and Tonto were created and how they change with and reflect the culture and the times. There will also be a display of collectibles and rare photographs, including pictures from the family of actor Clayton Moore, who portrayed the Lone Ranger on television.

John Tenuto teaches sociology and lectures about television programs of the 1950s to the 1970s. He is a frequent radio and television guest. Maria Jose Tenuto teaches sociology and lectures. The Tenutos made a standing-room-only presentation on Star Trek at Aspen Drive Library in March of this year.

To register, go to, call (847) 362-2330 or visit the library.

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