On 11 August 2009, the US Postal Service issued a pane of 20 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early US television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. The stamp honoring "Hopalong Cassidy" has a picture of its star, William Boyd, in character, with Topper the Horse. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Dinah Shore Show (1951), Dragnet (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), The Honeymooners (1955), "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: The Howdy Doody Show (1947)), I Love Lucy (1951), Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947), Lassie (1954), The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason (1957), The Phil Silvers Show (1955), The Red Skelton Hour (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled The Milton Berle Show (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as The Tonight Show (1953)), The Twilight Zone (1959) and You Bet Your Life (1950).
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