http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/multimedia/2007/04/gallery_tvhistory Interesting... "Steven C. Barr(x)" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Hodge" > Omnibus , NBC Playhouse , Project 54, CBS and NBC news documentaries by > the score, Hallmark Playhouse, to nane a few ! > Show me anything that's on the commercial networks that can compare > today ! > Well, that was JUST before my time...our family acquired a TV set in late 1954. However, in the early fifties TV owners were mostly from the higher classes of society, since a set cost $400-500 (as, oddly enough, it still does...though the current one is colour, has a 27" screen and stereo sound...) and such a price was out of reach for the "masses," who could (if male, anyway) watch sports at their regular tavern. As well, the limited number of licenses meant that almost all TV stations were in large cities. These factors provided a demographic that could/would support the programming which you cite... Steven C. Barr "If you're not on somebody's watchlist,you're not doing your job" Dave Von Kleist --------------------------------- Get your own web address. Have a HUGE year through Yahoo! Small Business.