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January 10, 2009


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What an evocative, beautifully written review! My mind has retained grainy but powerful childhood images of the show, and yet I haven't thought about it, or its place in television history, for a long while. It's interesting to explore early media experiences with an adult mind, and the review is an example of how to do that.

Larry Epstein

Why don't men wear fedoras anymore? In the 40s and 50s, men always wore hats. They look smashing. Someone should start a trend to reintroduce hat-wearing as an everyday fashion.

Neat clip, too. And you're right: the music is fabulous.

Fedoras and Count Basie - what more could anyone ask for?

I agree, a terrific review. It has made me really curious about the show, which I don't remember (though I do remember Dragnet, which must have been preferred by the one who controlled the remote, er, dial, at the time). I'm looking forward to delicious hours of pleasure watching. Thanks for the swell post.

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