How was Television different in the 1940's and 1950's? Learn about Television through a Grandparent's memories below.

(Did you grow up in the 1940's or 1950's?  Send us your memories of Television and help build the library.)

~ Laverne (b. 1935) ~

"My parents bought our first television when I was in High school. It was one of the first televisions that were around.  It came inside a beautiful cabinet that was like a piece of furniture. Inside was the television, a record player and speakers. It was about 60 inches long.

There were only 3 programs you could watch. One was Imogene Coca and another was The Ed Sullivan Show. I can't recall the 3rd. It was a big deal when a show came on, the whole family would gather and watch together."

Did you grow up in the 1930's, 1940's or 1950's? Do you know someone who did?

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