Very cool also a time when you changed the channel with a set of needle nose pliers as well......ahhh dam good times!I know that some of the members on here remember television from a much different time.
A time before color TV Shows and everything was seen in only black and white.
A time before cable television using a set of rabbit ears antenna in our living rooms or if we were lucky, an outside antenna mounted on the roof.
A time when the channel tuner went from 2 - 13 only.
A time when all television stations would go off the air for the night and return back on in the morning hours.
A time when a major city like New York was limited to only a few TV channels. As I remember:
Channel 2 - WCBS
Channel 4 - WNBC
Channel 5 - WNEW
Channel 7 - WABC
Channel 9 - WJOR
Channel 11 - WPIX
(I hope I got those right)
A time when Televisions used small tubes that sometimes needed replacement and the nearest drugstore usually had a tube testing machine to use for testing them.
A time long before large flat screen TVs as we know them today.
The TV Shows were so different then. From weekly comedy series to weekly variety shows. The moms would like to watch their favorite soap operas while cooking the meals and doing the household chores. Families would gather around the televisions to enjoy evening shows together.
A time when Saturday morning TV was devoted to kids shows and cartoons.
Over the years I built up a large collection of these TV shows on DVD. In the comedy series I have seen some of them dozens of times, but they are still funny to laugh at.
It was such a different time then. Anybody who was around then would almost always agree. I guess some of us might also agree when it comes to music, as we see in so many of the Doo Wop music videos posted on that Doo Wop thread.
Recently one of the regular contributor's to this site sent me an email of this Special July 4, 1970 Varity show. Most of those in this video have all passed on. But during this time they were some of the most famous people on television. Remembering that watching television was probably Americas most popular past time then.
This video is a July 4, 1970 John Wayne Varity Show Celebrating Americas History. It includes some of Americas Most Famous actors and singers from that time. (Thank you MM)
Captain Video, Tom Corbett Space Cadet, Howdy Doody (Princess Summerfallwinterspring was a babe), Rescue 8 (with Jim Davis; LA County FD and his '57 GMC panel truck, pompier belt and all . . . the precursor to Johnny & Roy) . . .Arthur Godfrey, Sid Ceasar, Imogene Coca, The Honeymooners, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, Lone Ranger and Tonto, Lawrence Welk to name a few.