Hee Haw

Hee Haw

Long before Jeff Foxworthy made a career out of his rural brand of “you might be a redneck…” humor, there was Hee Haw - a mixture of music, comedy sketches, and a whole lot of country charm. For just under a quarter of a century, adoring viewers all across the nation tuned in each week to both laugh at it’s particular brand of down-home humor, and get an earful of some of the best artists in country music. Continue reading...

Jonny Quest

Jonny Quest

Just about every kid of the 70s, at least those who had access to a TV on Saturday morning, remembers Jonny Quest. The reason is simple: there was hardly a time that the Hanna-Barbera produced series wasn’t on TV. From 1967 through most of the 70s, and even into the 80s, kids have been following the adventures of Johnny and his pals. That’s some surprising longevity considering that only 26 episodes of the original animated series were ever produced. Continue reading...

Battle of the Network Stars

Battle of the Network Stars

Remember back when there were only three major networks on TV? It seems so long ago. There were ABC, NBC and CBS and each network fought vigorously for their slice of the pie. And while viewers might not have been privy to the cutthroat nature of the business behind the scenes, they were at least able to get a glimpse of their favorite stars try to best each other on The Battle of the Network Stars. Continue reading...

Kidd Video

Kidd Video

With the enormous success of MTV in the early 80s, it was only a matter of time before Saturday morning programming took advantage of the power of music video and worked it into a live action/animation hybrid. They called their creation Kidd Video. Continue reading...

RIP Dixie Carter

Hollywood has lost another beloved member with the passing of actress Dixie Carter, best remembered as interior designer, Julia Sugarbaker, on the 80s CBS series, Designing Women. Carter was 70 at the time of her death. Through much of the 70s, Carter appeared on daytime television, appearing on One Life to Live and The Edge [...] Continue reading...

Who Shot JR?

Thirty years ago, on March 21, 1980, fans of the CBS television series, Dallas, were shocked out of their seats when the character they loved to hate, J.R. Ewing, was the victim of a shooting. It was a cliffhanger episode that would keep all of America collectively speculating for many months as to “Who shot [...] Continue reading...

TV Flashback – 1985

Today is Sunday, and like many people, you may decide to spend the evening curled up in front of the television to cap off the weekend. We thought it might be fun to see what people were watching on Sunday nights, 25 years ago, in February of 1985. If you happened to be loyal to [...] Continue reading...