Thursday, February 10, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Radio & Television

Week 6: Radio and Television. What was your favorite radio or television show from your childhood? What was the program about and who was in it?

 #1 - All time favorite show:  M*A*S*H!!  I remember watching the final episode in 1983 and crying like a baby!  I still watch it.  I have a couple of seasons on DVD.  Did I mention it's my favorite?!!

Is there ANYONE out there who does not know what this show was about and who was in it?!!  Well, just in case I'm senile one day and can't remember, here's a short synopsis:

"The staff of an army hospital in the Korean war find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation." (
The TV series ran from 1972-1983 and was based on the 1970 film.  The TV series starred Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr, Harry Morgan, Larry Linville, and Gary Burghoff.  It was a comedy, and it was a drama.  It was hilarious and it could bring you to tears.  It is my opinion that it was the best show EVER.

Of course, I had several other favorites that I can't resist sharing:

- The Dukes of Hazzard
- Taxi
- Happy Days
- The Facts of Life
- Three's Company
- WKRP in Cincinnati
- Little House on the Prairie
- Alice
- Charlie's Angels
- The Waltons
- One Day at a Time
- The Love Boat
- Barney Miller
- Laverne & Shirley
- Eight is Enough
- Donny and Marie

In looking at this list, I see that most of my favorites were sitcoms... the 70's were obviously the decade for great sitcoms.

Amy Coffin of the We Tree blog ( has yet another successful series on her hands: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History (

1 comment:

  1. They were all great shows !
    (except THE WALTONS I could not handle that one)
    They were all wholesome not like the down right dirty ones that they show now.
    I think that TV and Move standards are way to low now.