The cast of "Dallas" when it premiered in 1978. From left, Steve Kanaly, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton, Larry Hagman, Jim Davis, Barbara Bel Geddes, Victoria Principal and Patrick Duffy.
The cast of "Dallas" when it premiered in 1978. From left, Steve Kanaly, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton, Larry Hagman, Jim Davis, Barbara Bel Geddes, Victoria Principal and Patrick Duffy. CBS
The cast of "Dallas" when it premiered in 1978. From left, Steve Kanaly, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton, Larry Hagman, Jim Davis, Barbara Bel Geddes, Victoria Principal and Patrick Duffy. CBS

Forty years ago, 'Dallas' became a TV sensation. Here, 'Pam Ewing' takes a fond look back

March 27, 2018 11:36 AM