The action/drama Walker, Texas Ranger, which stars Chuck Norris as modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker, is a show about Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West.
Walker's closest friend is former Texas Ranger, C.D. Parker, who begrudgingly retired after a disabling knee injury. C.D. continues to help Walker by occasionally offering advice on difficult cases. Parker owns "C.D.'s," a saloon/restaurant that specializes in country music and Western dancing.
Also assisting Walker is rookie Ranger, James "Jimmy" Trivette. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Trivette is an ex-football player who represents the new breed of philosophical law-enforcement officers. Consequently, he bases his crime-solving methods on reason and uses modern-day tools, such as computers and cellular phones. Alex Cahill is the county Assistant District Attorney who shares a mutual attraction with Walker, but often disagrees with his unorthodox approach to law enforcement.
In a time when heroes are scarce, truth and justice ring through Norris' character and contribute to his believability. As a result of these values, Walker, Texas Ranger has dominated its time slot since its inception. The series continues to appeal to the mass population by providing a true American hero and bringing television audiences back to the tradition of the good guys beating the bad guys.