Trip Down Memory Lane: Favorite TV Shows of the '50s and '60s

Last update on Mar, 19, 2018

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A generation of Miracle-Ear customers grew up watching TV shows the likes of Bewitched, Father Knows Best, Gilligan’s Island, I Love Lucy, Mission: Impossible, Gunsmoke and The Twilight Zone. Fortunately, you can still enjoy many of your favorite programs from the 1950s and 1960s, thanks to channels such as MeTV, as well as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and other streaming services.

While it may be easy to rattle off your favorite TV programs from that era, how would you rate your “classic TV IQ”? Take the quiz, courtesy of funtriva.com, and find out! (Answers appear at the bottom.)

One last non-trivial question: What’s the latest breakthrough for increasing your TV watching enjoyment? Answer: New Miracle-Ear GENIUS™ 3.0 technology, which lets you stream TV audio directly to your hearing aids via our TV Streamer accessory. The TV streamer connects to multiple wearers at the same time and you can personally adjust the volume to your own preferences.

 

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GENIUS 3.0 technology: TV Streamer

This video will teach you how to pair the TV STreamer to your Hearing aids. Enjoy high quality Dolby Digital® sound from the television or other audio sources directly to your GENIUS™ 3.0 hearing aids. 

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'50s and '60s TV Show Fan Quiz

Now, let’s see how much you know about some of our favorite TV shows with the fun quiz below.

  1. Which popular sitcom, which ran from 1953 to 1964, introduced the world to Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry?
  2. Which sitcom was the first scripted TV program to be filmed before a studio audience?
  3. On this TV show, viewers followed the bouncing ball and sang along with the musicians.
  4. What was the name of Samantha’s mother on the sitcom Bewitched?
  5. A future U.S. president appeared as an actor on eight episodes of this show in 1964 and 1965, and he hosted the show from 1964 through 1966.
  6. Which series premiered in 1961, starred Shirley Booth, and was based on a popular comic strip in The Saturday Evening Post?
  7. What’s the name of the crime show that starred Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. and Phillip Abbot?
  8. This children’s show, which premiered in 1953, featured Mr. Do-Bee, Miss Nancy and Miss Peggy?
  9. Who hosted the original version of The Price Is Right, which debuted in 1956?
  10. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.” Which cop series opened each episode with this line?

Check out the answers

  1. The Danny Thomas Show
  2. I Love Lucy
  3. Sing Along with Mitch (starring Mitch Miller) 
  4. Endora
  5. Death Valley Days (Ronald Reagan)
  6. Hazel (Shirley Booth)
  7. The FBI
  8. Romper Room
  9. Bill Cullen
  10. Dragnet

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