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Television

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico: A Game Show Gimmick ...

July 9, 2021

Truth Or Consequences was one of the most popular game shows of the genre's golden age, running intermittently on both radio and television from 1940 to 1987...

David Attenborough: A Voice You Know, And A Man You Don...

May 12, 2021

TV presenter David Attenborough walking to work on a snowy morning the day after his appointment as controller of BBC2, March 4, 1965. (Ron Burton/Mirrorpix/Get...

When A Simpsons Episode Almost Changed What Australia C...

February 9, 2021

The 1995 Simpsons episode "Bart vs. Australia" nearly started an international incident, but more importantly, it was almost responsible for renaming the Aus...

Christine Chubbuck: Her Live TV Suicide And Everything ...

January 25, 2021

WVIZ, WTOG, and WXLT-TV reporter Christine Chubbuck in 1974, two weeks before her death. (John Cloud/Wikimedia Commons) It was an sunny summer day in Sarasota...

Freddish: The Scientific Formula For How Fred Rogers Ta...

June 1, 2020

Fred McFeely Rogers, better known as simply Mister Rogers, shot to fame during the late 1960s thanks to his inspirational and revolutionary children's televi...

PBS: All The Good Things PBS Has Done For This Country

November 7, 2019

With Netflix flipping the traditional TV model on its head and traditional network giants like Disney and HBO creating their own streaming services, how we consu...

Who Was The Real Betty Crocker?

September 26, 2019

Today, we know her as the premier purveyor of boxed cake mixes, but a generation or two ago, Betty Crocker was the go-to expert for all things baking. It may surprise you to know that ...

Who Was Your Favorite TV Maid or Butler?

June 3, 2019

A surprising number of TV sitcom families are able to afford live-in maids or butlers to help with housework and raising the kids. Of course, these characters are more than ju...

Remember 'Kukla, Fran And Ollie,' The TV Show That Time...

May 31, 2019

Kukla the puppet and hostess Fran Allison in an episode of Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Source: (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank) Do you remember watching Kukla, Fran...

The Real Nellie Oleson, Laura’s Prairie Frenemy

April 11, 2019

Alison Arngrim played Nellie Oleson in the TV series Little House on the Prairie. Source: (NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images) If you were a fan of the Little House series o...