Larry Hagman | KERA News

Larry Hagman

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Monday night, the television show “Dallas” says goodbye to JR Ewing. And it’s also Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ television series debut. The funeral episode called "JR's Masterpiece" blurs the line between the fictional Dallas and the real one.

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Larry Hagman, the actor who played the iconic J.R. Ewing in the TV series Dallas, died Friday after a battle with cancer in the city where he was filming the series’ revival for TNT. (The show starts its second season Jan. 28.) Hagman was 81, and he had a lasting impact on folks around the world, including KERA’s Rick Holter.