Television in the 1960's

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Television in the 1960's

Back then the t.v.s only had three channels. ABC, CBS, and NBC. These channels are still around today, but we have thousands more channels. The t.v.s had an aerial antenna on the top of the t.v. Some t.v shows shown in the 1960's were Scooby Doo, which is still shown today in a human and cartoon version. The Flinstones, that is also shown today. And The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone is over but it is still played on the t.v.s with runthrews or reruns. T.v.s in the 1960's was unique compared to what it is today. This is because today we have thousands of channels, and in the 1960's there were only three. We have millions of shows and they had a couple hundred. We have Demand and movie channels. Our DVD players have blue-ray, netflix, youtube, etc. As well as x-box, playstation, etc. Thats why t.v was unique back then. Today we are "technology spoilled". Most kids and even a few adults wouldn't know how to deal with t.v back then because they are use to x-box, playstation, etc. Thats what t.v was like in the 1960's.

Classic t.v shows in the 1960's

The Avengers and Batman

The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series set in 1960's. The Avengers Ran from 1961-1969, screening as one hour episodes its entire run.


Batman is an american t.v series based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Two crime fighting heroes who defend Gotham city.

I love Lucy and Hawii 5-0

I love lucy is an american t.v sicom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.


Hawii 5-0 is an American police procedural dramce series produced by CBS productions and leonard Freeman. The show is set in hawaii. It ared from 1968-1980 with 12 seasons.

Television News

The 1960's were a time of political, social, culture and psycholical change. In the 1963 CBS introduced a mid aged wire servise reporter who commanded respect and trust from his t.v audience. The vietnam war also became a big television story as the conflict escalated in 1965. The documentaries made in Vietnam carried an impact unrivaled by print media, as the people watched live footage of the war for the first time in history.

Works Cited

Works Cited

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"Television in the 1960s." The Official 60's Site-Television in the 60s. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2013.

Scooby Doo 1969 Theme
Hawaii Five 5.0 - Original Intro ( 1968 - 1980 )
Twilight Zone intro.

BY: Taylor C Gromaski