Did you watch the first episode of I Love Lucy? Can you remember the first person censored on the air? Television history unfolded with many “firsts.” Examine 100 groundbreaking programs, individuals, and events that became milestones in the medium. Pioneering series include You Bet Your Life, The Twilight Zone, Peyton Place, Movie of the Week, All in the Family, Columbo, The Odd Couple, M*A*S*H, Barney Miller, and The Simpsons.
Illustrated with productions stills, actor/actress portraits, and print advertisements, plus End Notes and Bibliography.
Garry Berman, an entertainment and pop culture historian, is author of Best of the Britcoms: From Fawlty Towers to Absolutely Fabulous; We’re Going to See the Beatles!; Perfect Fool: The Life and Career of Ed Wynn; and Between the Laughs.