TELEVISION I Love Lucy, Your Show of Shows, The Jack Benny Show, You Bet Your Life, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Mickey Mouse Club, Dragnet... Game shows and quiz shows provided popular fodder but beginning in 1957 Westerns ruled the roost. The Following year eight of the top ten shows were westerns with Gunsmoke top the chart. Most homes had one black & white television that the whole family would watch together. There were four major networks; ABC, CBS, NBC and the Dumont Network that stopped broadcasting in 1956.
COST OF LIVING Gallon of gas – $0.20 House – $14,500 Car – $1500 Loaf of Bread – $0.14 Postage stamp – $0.03 Candy Bar – $0.05 45” single – $0.49 LP album – $1.29
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