...many of our homes had just the one television set, and the family would gather in the living room to watch together:
February 1959 - Color TV was fairly new:
Not every family could afford a color set - we didn't have one when we were growing up.
Remember when we used to love those Swanson TV dinners? (I know I did!)
And maybe we'd eat them on our TV trays:
OH! And remember when the "TV Guide" REALLY WAS ONE ??!!#*! Yep, we used to be able to look in the TV Guide and know for sure what was on at any time of the day - in our very own house! Imagine that.
Well, not any more. Changes through the years (none for the better), by not only the magazine but also the networks, have rendered the old magazine nearly useless. CBS has different prime times in different parts of the country, and the networks change their programming so often after the magazine has gone to press that, well - good luck if you think you know what's on when. Yes - I could look online, but we pay good money for a subscription! Oh - and daytime and the middle of the night pretty much no longer exist in the world- did you know that? I told my sister when they changed to the large format that they should be calling it "PEOPLE (on tv)". If I could make that "on tv" any smaller, I would. I just want to know what's on. I want it to be like it used to. I want to whine about the fact that it's not. Yes - I know there are a ton of stations - I'm sorry about all that - but I just miss the days when the TV Guide was just that - your guide to what was on TV. I know what you're thinking - "Get over it, Heidi". I'm trying.