TV History Part 1
Most of us think of television as a somewhat necessary evil. Like junk food sometimes it tastes good but it is bad for us. I was thinking about the several historic events that I’ve seen on television in my life time that I would have had no way of seeing had it not been for the blue flame.
My first memory of its importance was one Sunday evening when I was playing in my bedroom as a child. My parents called me and told me to come down stairs and watch something that I’d never forget. I couldn’t imagine what was so important. On our black and white console set stood Ed Sullivan introducing the Beatles. To this day I have no idea how my parents knew this was an important moment in history. They certainly weren’t big music fans and they certainly didn’t like the Beatles.
I sat cross legged on the floor and took it all in. I can honestly say that my mind was opened to something new that stayed with me to this day. This event was later cursed by those with conservative values. Some cursed Sullivan for bringing the Beatles and their Ilk to the United States. Their influence changed everything and that was one genie that would never go back into the bottle.