What WAS On Television
Back when the greatest rivals to television were going outside to play and unorganized social activities, studies were being done to prove that TV negatively impacted family life! For me, I was just happy it was there and as far as I can tell, nothing bad happened from watching. Being able to rattle off this list of TV shows from before 1964 was, for me, impressive! All of this considering 6 available channels and not all on at the same time, let alone 24-hours a day! Here's the short list of TV shows I loved to watch - especially "The Bowery Boys" and "The Red Skelton Show"!
The Short List ... (HA!) Wonderama, American Bandstand, I Love Lucy, Father Knows Best, Route 66, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, The Flintstones, Bullwinkle and Rocky, Tom & Jerry, Andy Griffith, Johnny Carson, Lawrence Welk, Abbot & Costello, The Bowery Boys, Wonderful World of Disney, Car 54, The Real McCoys, Topper, Leave It To Beaver, Top Cat, What's My Line, The Twilight Zone, Danny Thomas, Candid Camera, Ed Sullivan, Red Skelton, The Adventures of Superman, Captain Kangaroo, The Mickey Mouse Club, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Zorro, Sky King, The Three Stooges, 12 O'clock High, Bat Masterson, The Dick Van Dyke Show, My Three Sons, Dragnet, Have Gun Will Travel, Lassie, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Mr. Ed, Hazel, Password, Combat...I need to stop!
YIKES! I keep remembering more...damn Larry, you watched too much television...
And dad bought the Sylvania Halolight TV and turned it into a built-in. He had it sitting on a flat drawer so it could be pulled out from the cabinet for servicing if needed. Brilliant!