What was your favorite radio or television show from your childhood?


When I was growing up TV was a fairly new.  I can actually remember getting our first TV.  Not a whole lot to choose from when TV was new.  I remember the news came on at 10:00 PM and was only 15 minutes long.  The TV stations would sign off and there would be a test pattern.  Late night TV was a movie with long commercials.  A local car dealer would advertise a used car with Jim Moran the Courtesy Man.  I remember when they advertised cigarettes on TV.  Below is a list of my favorite shows through the 1950’s & 60’s.  My all time favorite show is Our Miss Brooks starring Eve Arden and Richard Crenna.  I now listen to tapes of the radio show Our Miss Brooks. I was born at the end of the radio era so I don’t remember listening to the radio.  I now enjoy the Honeymooners on DVD.  I didn’t watch them when they were originally on TV.  But I have enjoyed the reruns and now own the DVD collection.

Here is a list of my favorite shows:

I Love Lucy

I Remember Mama

The Stu Erwin Show

Milton Berle

Howdy Doody

Father Knows Best

Mickey Mouse Club

Ozzie and Harriet

Make Room for Danny

I married Joan

Our Miss Brooks

Life of Riley

December Bride

Wyatt Earp



Wagon Train




The Real McCoys

77 Sunset Strip

Perry Mason

Andy Griffith Show

Andy Williams Show

Car 54 Where Are you

Dick Van Dyke Show



My Three Sons

Route 66

That Girl

Then Came Bronson

Dean Martin Show

Carol Burnett


About Gail Grunst Genealogy

Gail has been researching her own family since 1979. Her research has taken her back to 1800 Belgium and 1800 England. Gail has worked in a library for the last 20 years and has answered genealogy questions for patrons and helped patrons with their research. In addition to her degree in Library Media Technology, Gail has a two degree in Basic American Genealogy Research from the National Genealogy Society. She has done volunteer work for various Genealogy Societies. Gail teaches several Classes in Genealogy for the Round Lake Area Library, and would be happy to conduct a class for your organization. If interested in a class or if you would like a one-on-one consultation, please contact Gail. Please enjoy Gail's family History Blog

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