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memories of the ’70s – Romper Room

For kids in Canada in the 1970s, they soon woke up to their own show – starring Miss Fran on Romper Room. Created in the United States in 1953, the show’s focus on preschoolers, those who were five and younger, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Golden Girls

Despite the fixation on youth culture, 1980s tv featured four women who were seniors – and certainly unabashedly living their lives to their fullest: The Golden Girls. Created by Susan Harris in 1985, the girls were Dorothy (Bea Arthur), an … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Since the Peanuts gang was particularly fond of holidays, Charles Schulz created A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, which aired for the first time in 1973. As the 10th animated special starring Charlie Brown and friends, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, it starts … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Newhart

Comedian Bob Newhart returned to the small screen in the 1980s to welcome back his old audience and bring in a new fanbase with his sitcom Newhart. Newhart’s new show debuted on CBS in October 1982, paired with actress Mary … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Bob Newhart Show

A well-known comedian in the 1960s, Bob Newhart took his low-key brand of laughs and created a sitcom for the 1970s: The Bob Newhart Show. Newhart played psychologist Dr. Bob Hartley, with his wife Emily played by Suzanne Pleshette and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Waltons

In the early 1970s, there was one family we spent time with weekly: The Waltons. Based on the book Spencer’s Mountain written by Earl Hamner Jr, the series (also created by Hamner) focused on the life of a rural Virginia … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Josie and the Pussycats

From the colourful pages of a comic book, the characters Josie and the Pussycats jumped into the world of television animation in the early 1970s. Created by Dan DeCarlo, the characters were transformed for the small screen by Hanna Barbera … Continue reading

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