This is the sixth challenge in a weekly series from GeneaBloggers called 52 weeks of personal genealogy history.
Week 6: Radio and Television. What was your favorite radio or television show from your childhood? What was the program about and who was in it?
When I was in grade school, I discovered The Monkees. Who was in it? Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork and no, I didn't have to look that up! What was it about? Four guys running around in zany situations and occasionally singing a song. Great fun!
Saturday morning was cartoon day. My favorite was Looney Tunes, but we also watched Bullwinkle, The Pink Panther, Scooby Doo, Penelope Pitstop, The Jetsons, and many more.
In my teens, I discovered sci-fi and horror. I loved the reruns of The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and The Alfred Hitchcock Show. They reran the original Star Trek series every night around dinner time and my Dad, sister, and I used to watch it while eating dinner on TV trays much to my Mom's dismay!
Other favorite shows in the 70's were Happy Days, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All In The Family, The Carol Burnett Show, and Sonny and Cher. Hard to choose one favorite!
Radio wasn't playing the serials by the time I grew up, but my favorite program back then was Casey Kasem's Top 40 Countdown.