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Why Was "I Love Lucy" So Popular?

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Aaron Childs

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Why Was "I Love Lucy" So Popular? Aaron Childs
Daniel Wayne-Rantz
Dr. Fallis
November 19th, 2012 How Did "I Love Lucy" Gain Popularity? Revolutionary Ideas Why Was "I Love Lucy" So Popular? Living the American Dream
Marital Issues
Gender Roles
Women's Rights
Biracial Couple
Pregnancy Why America fell in love with "I Love Lucy" History "I Love Lucy" is an American television sitcom that starred Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.

The series ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on the CBS channel.

The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour was the new name of the show when "I Love Lucy" was canceled.

It ran from 1957 to 1960. I Love Lucy Origin What is a Sitcom? Sitcom - situational comedy.

It was a television show that had a storyline, with ongoing characters, usually a group of friends going through comedic situations.

The first sitcom aired in 1946.

Some sitcoms originated on the radio.

Jess Oppenheimer, the series creator, producer, & head writer of "I Love Lucy," discovered Lucille Ball on his radio sitcom, "My Favorite Husband." Civil Rights Movement (1950s-1980s)
Race
Gender
LGBT
Filming Techniques
Recorded on 35 mm film
Reruns
Better Quality Do culture norms dictate what is shown on TV or does TV dictate cultural norms? Which one plays a bigger role?

Shows such as Jersey Shore, 16 & Pregnant, and True Life are modern shows that deal with issues such as drinking/partying, race, gender roles, and pregnancy.

How have programs since the 1950's addressed these issues? Have they influenced Americans to be more accepting or more close minded on these issues?
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