Bulb. It is large box with shades of black and white that replaced the
every day listened to radio by a mile. What is it you say? It is the Television.
This new device brought the images of the world to every home of America
replacing the only listened to radio shows easily. As popular as the radio
shows were this new addition of picture made TV shows soar in popularity.
With a variety of shows ranging from Westerns to Game Shows the TV was
unquestionably to invention of the decade all thanks to the outstanding
competitive broadcasting of the TV Shows. Although their were many great
shows in there 50's a few stand out from them all, "I Love Lucy"
maintaining 4 number 1 spot rankings, Gunsmoke with 3 number 1 spot
rankings, and The 64,000 Dollar Question..
Gunsmoke the king of all Western Shows was the longest running
Western of all time, and was also televison longest running series with
continuing characters. "Gunsmoke" was about a Mrshell by the name of Matt
Dillon ,stared by James Arness, in the frontier town of Dodge City, Kansas in
1873. His kindly companion was Doc Adams , played by Milburn Stone, was
the town physician who spent many hours chugging beers at the Longbranch
Saloon, owned and operated by the shapely Kitty Russell, who was always
attracted to the marshal.
In the 50's a new type of show became huge. This type of show was
called "Game Shows". These gave prices to lucky contestants who would
answer correct questions. The biggest of these Game Shows was The 64,000
Dollar Question. Although many loved it, it was still fixed, and so were many
other game shows to. The producers of these shows would give the answers
to the most likeable contestants so they would win. Although they did this
one unlikable guest still won making the producers bitter....