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Old 10-23-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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Being from the Chicago area, my first memories of TV included the Ray Rayner show in the morning, one called Tree Top House that ran for a short time, Bozo's Circus, Garfield Goose [with Fraizer Thomas], and Family Classics with Frazier Thomas. I loved the Chicago local shows!
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Old 10-23-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Bozo the Clown from Chicago & all the cartoons (I always wanted to be in Bozo’s Grand Prize Game) and Captain Kangaroo in black & white then color.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoWPUgANhno
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:08 PM
 
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I would say it was when I was about 3 or 4 years old, 1960-1961. I had older siblings - two teen sisters obsessed with Elvis Presley and Dr. Kildare. And two tween brothers obsessed with the Three Stooges. So those shows are my first memories of TV. Also, sitting on my dad's lap while he watched wrestling and the news.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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For me my earliest memory of TV would be going to the rich neighbor's house to watch Dick Tracy. That would have been in 49 or 50. Black and white of course. They did not even have programs on all day long then.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:24 PM
 
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I remember staying home sick from school and watching Courtship of Eddies Father, I Dream of Jeanie, Flintstones and That Girl. We can not forget Sat morning cartoons....."I'm just a Bill, on Capitol Hill"...."Conjunction Junction, What's your function"
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:45 PM
 
Location: CO
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As a kid watching Kukla Fran and Ollie, a children's show on a small black & white tv in rural Ohio around 1950.
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On Black and White TV: Ding Dong School with Miss Francis, Romper Room with Miss Lois, but Captain Kangaroo was my fav.

On Color TV: Flipper.
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howdy doody and pinky lee show at a neighbors home
Yes, those shows were my earliest memories of TV too, also my mother watching Bishop Fulton J. Sheen. He seemed so boring compared to Ding Dong School. Didn't understand how my mother could watch it, but we had to be quiet then.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:52 AM
 
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What is the first memory you have of TV?
It would be hard to tell you what my first memory would be, however, I remember being scared of the music from the Perry Mason show and Alfred Hitcock Presents at a very early age.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:18 AM
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Yeah! I remember that. Then having to adjust the "vertical" and "horizontal" until the picture would stay still. And the Star-Spangled Banner playing at the end of the day when all of the networks went "off the air."
When color tv was just starting to show up in living rooms, my great aunt bought one. We all went to her house to watch a show. It was The FBI. We all sat and watched and I remember thinking the color looked strange.

Comes the end, bad guy shoots, and he gets shot and bleeds.... and wahh, is he Vulcan since his blood was bright green....

My dad and and uncle helped her out by manually adjusting it so there wouldn't be any more vulcans.

My dad didn't want a color set until they got the kinks out of them without needing tech help.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:51 AM
 
Location: 900 miles from my home in 80814
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Romper Room when I was about 3.
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Old 10-24-2014, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Jim Morrison on the Ed Sullivan show when I was a mere child....
Loved him ever since..Jim not ed
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