Mountain Born (television) Television show; aired on January 9, 1972. Directed by James Algar. A boy learns the duties of a shepherd from his idol, the ranch foreman, high in the Colorado mountains. When the foreman becomes ill, the boy has to take the sheep into the mountains where they will graze for the summer season. A fierce storm almost causes tragedy as the boy leads the sheep back home. Stars Sam Austin, Walter Stroud, Jolene Terry.