1957 – “Leave it to Beaver” is first broadcast

Leave It To Beaver was one of the most popular and well-known sitcoms of its era, and is still in repeats even today. It was one of the first sitcoms filmed from the point of view of a child, and it helped to create the iconic vision of the American family – suburban, middle class, and so on. When people talk about the ‘good old days’ of the Fifties in America, all too often they are actually thinking of the kind of idealized family and community depicted on Leave It To Beaver.

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I Love America – Alice Cooper