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Old 10-23-2014, 01:55 PM
 
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What is the first memory you have of TV?

for me - one of my earliest memories of TV would be watching Sarah Platt on Corrie getting kidnapped in 2001.

Jack LaLane with my Grandmother
Dark Shadows with my Grandmother
Batman after we got home with my Mother
The Ed Sullivan Show with my Mother

Those are the only programs we watched and only through the week, we never watched television on the weekends.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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Either Romper room or Sherrif John. I loved both of them Sherry Lewis and her puppets started there too.
I was always so sad when my name wasn't called on Romper Room after the host looked into the magic mirror thing.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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Probably What's My Line. It ran from 1950-1954. I would have been six years old in 1954, and my parents loved this show. Every Sunday night, they'd watch it. (Man, I'm older than dirt!)
"Older than dirt!" eh? I was twelve when we watched it.

But even before that there was a program with woman playing a piano, and she sang the sponsors theme song, "Carpets from looms of Mohawk, carpets from the looms of Mohawk........." It may have been a local production in Rochester, NY. Not compelling viewing.

However, "Kukla, Fran and Ollie," knocked my socks off. The double entendres were sometimes a bit much for what was supposedly a children's show, but then evidently Tillstrom its creator was working on several levels.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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I was always so sad when my name wasn't called on Romper Room after the host looked into the magic mirror thing.
Me too. And I had a very common name for the 50's.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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Watching the moon landing at my grandparent's house in 1969. I was three years old.

I really think that the only reason I remember it is because of my family's reactions to it.
This is my 1st memory as well.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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Captain Kangaroo. Probably 1956.
Me, too.. But in the 70's.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: FL
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Sesame Street, Electric Company, Mr Rogers, Captain Kangaroo, Romper Room. Mod Squad, Adam 12, Emergency in the evening. I distinctly remember the Watergate hearings and it upset Mom because they were broadcast instead of her soaps.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:01 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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This is a fun thread and bringing back a lot of memories:

Like Schoolhouse Rock



and watching the Los Angeles Rams in black and white at my grandfather's house.



Good times
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:16 PM
 
Location: in my mind
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What about the New Zoo Review? Anyone remember that?

Once, when I was in line for the haunted house at Disneyland, probably in the late 70's/very early 80's I found out that the lady standing next to me was the voice for Freddy the Frog on the New Zoo Review.
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Captain Kangaroo. Probably 1956.
I remember seeing Captain Kangaroo for the first time at the age of about eight. I cannot believe I'm saying this, but I didn't think he was human. I thought I was watching a talking walrus!
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