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Television through the Decades

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Nicole Hebert

on 13 May 2011

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Televisions 1950's-1990's 1960's Only had 3 channels ABC, CBS, and NBC Television shows during the 1960s reflected good, old fashioned ideas of family values. Controversy was not up for discussion. People liked to gather in front of the set as a family while eating those horrible TV dinners. It was clean and safe to watch for all.
Television was also just starting to really become an essential item in many households. Two decades earlier, a television set in the home was a major purchase where a family could consider themselves lucky to have one. During the 60s, the prices of these sets were starting to come down so everyone could afford to buy one and in some cases two
The shows of the decade basically fell among one of these themes: Family Sitcoms, Children's Educational, Cartoons, Musical, Southern Sitcom, Westerns, Police, and Live Comedy. Some of the Popular Shows The Flintstones
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Andy Griffith Show
The Beverly Hillbillies
Star Trek
The Twilight Zone
The Addams Family TV sets in the 1960's 1990's The 1990s was an important decade in the history of television. Many programs that defined the decade are still popular even years after the last episodes were aired. Seinfeld – which has often been voted as the best show in the history of television – began and ended its nine seasons during the 1990s. In a way, Seinfeld redefined the sitcom genre by its seemingly pointless plots and unwavering characters.

The reality show genre became widely popular in the 1990s and its popularity still continues to this day. The 1990s was an important decade in the history of television. Many programs that defined the decade are still popular even years after the last episodes were aired. Seinfeld – which has often been voted as the best show in the history of television – began and ended its nine seasons during the 1990s. In a way, Seinfeld redefined the sitcom genre by its seemingly pointless plots and unwavering characters.

The reality show genre became widely popular in the 1990s and its popularity still continues to this day. As cable expanded to include 74% of U.S. households, it gave rise to networks dedicated to a particular theme such as sports, nature, golf, cooking, women, history, and science fiction. CNN had live coverage of the Gulf War in 1991. TV SHOWS 1990s

Fresh Prince of bel air
Beverly Hills
Saved by the bell
Full House
Friends
Seinfield

CARTOONS: The Simpsons, Pinky and the Brain, Southpark, Beevus and Butthead, Family Guy 1950's The number of hours young people watched TV steadily increased, more than ever before
You are there- first popular history show
“Sitcoms” were created such as- I love Lucy, lassie, father knows best and many others
Soap operas begin to emerge-guiding light started and aired until 2010
News broadcasting was able to be seen on tv, show called see it now
Quiz shows became very popular until the 64,000 question scandal 1970's Many shows had plots on many controversial issues such as abortion, race, and homosexuality. Saturday night live came out Some Shows


Happy Days
Brady Bunch
Sesame Street 1980's The Sitcom ruled the airwaves in the 80s. Of all the 80s TV shows that were popular, no genre consistently topped the ratings like the sitcom did. Some Shows

The Cosby Show
Growing Pains
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Golden Girls
Miami Vice Cable wasn't the only culprit in ending the era of network television. New technologies resulted in the videocassette recorder, home video games and remote control devices. According to TV Guide, "the remote control switch revolutionized the way we watched TV in the 80s." Cable wasn't the only culprit in ending the era of network television. New technologies resulted in the videocassette recorder, home video games and remote control devices. According to TV Guide, "the remote control switch revolutionized the way we watched TV in the 80s." CaRtOoNs Of tHe 80's The End
Sammi Sutzco, Erin Parrish, and Nicole Hebert
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