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50's Tv

By | April 2001
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This is a revolutionary invention that is compared to the Light

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....

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