PBS miniseries looks back at when TV was young

Dec 30, 2007 Full story: www.readingeagle.com

VARIETY SHOWS : Features Ed Sullivan, Milton Berle, Carol Burnett, Andy Williams, the Smothers Brothers, "Laugh In" and Flip Wilson, along with the musical group Tony Orlando and Dawn.

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Since: Dec 07

Plymouth, PA

#1 Dec 31, 2007
the early days of tv akin to early days of internet... one of best early tv: sid ceaser going on for five minutes, all wound up, with only a curtain for background, in 1949?, about how life was better/cheaper before ww2, and how life worse/expensive after ww2! how before ww2 you could get a taxi ride, steak dinner in a fancy resteraunt, and more for under a buck and still get change back for your dollar. complaining about how cost/rude people around 1949!!!
GRIZZLEY BEAR

Europe

#2 Dec 31, 2007
THE GOOD OLE DAYS WHEN EVERYTHIN WASN-T A PROPAGANDA MILL FOR THE HOLLYWOOD LEFT,PRO-MUSLIM CROWD. OLIVER STONE LOVES CHAVEZ ETC.. ETC...

“make mine a double, please”

Since: Sep 07

chicago

#3 Dec 31, 2007
looks like they're forgetting one of the real pioneer geniuses of early tv...
rod serling.
forget about tony orlando and dawn...bill cosby opened up tv to minorities...i didn't see his name mentioned either.
i have a feeling this isn't going to be anything like a ken burns documentary...too bad.

Since: Dec 07

Plymouth, PA

#4 Dec 31, 2007
just had lunch wrote:
looks like they're forgetting one of the real pioneer geniuses of early tv...
rod serling.
forget about tony orlando and dawn...bill cosby opened up tv to minorities...i didn't see his name mentioned either.
i have a feeling this isn't going to be anything like a ken burns documentary...too bad.
i like rod serling. BUT: a lot of twilite zone ripped off from 1950s ec comics! SPAWN OF VENUS, WEIRD SCIENCE comic from '50s: "we are now approaching the twilite zone..." SHOCK SUSPENSE STORIES having stories of blacks/jews/'anti-amercans' being lynched. you can buy reprints of these comics cheap on ebay/etc; i got mine for dollar each.

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