The Golden Years of Television

Senior Citizens

Class Description

Between the late 1940s and early '60s the medium of television became the dominant form of home entertainment. With only a few hours of programming a day, people excitedly tuned-in to see what this new technology would bring into their living rooms. This presentation revisits and celebrates some of the most beloved personalities from these early years in television. Milton Berle, Burns and Allen, and Lucille Ball, along with some of the most popular Broadway performers and artists of the time are among the highlights. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get a glance at some of the Paley Center’s most popular Golden Years gems.

Class length: one hour

While this class is interactive and includes guided discussion, participants will predominantly be viewing programming from the collection.