The Monkees are a rock and pop band, active between 1965 and 1971, formed in Los Angeles for the television series of the same name, which aired from 1966 to 1968. The band was comprised of Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones. The show followed the adventures of four young men trying […]
Star Trek, now a major media franchise, began as a television series created by Gene Roddenberry, debuting in 1966 and airing for three seasons on NBC. If followed the adventures of Captain Kirk (William Shatner) and his crew aboard the starship USS Enterprise. The series included one of television’s first multi-cultural casts. Star Trek developed […]
Batman is a 1960’s live action TV series based on the DC comic book character. It starred Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin. Known for its campy style, upbeat theme music, and intentionally humorous, simplistic morality, the show aired 120 episodes on ABC from January 12, 1966 to March 14, 1968.
“I Dream of Jeannie” is a fantasy and comedy sitcom starring Barbara Eden as the genie, and Larry Hagman as an astronaut who becomes her master, and eventually her husband. The show aired 139 episodes from September 11, 1965 to May 26, 1970 on NBC.
Lost in Space is a science fiction television series that follows the adventures of a pioneering family of space colonists who struggle to survive in a strange and often hostile universe after their ship is sabotoged and thrown off course. The show ran for three seasons from 1965 to 1968, changing from black and white […]
The Beach Boys appeared on Ed Sullivan for the first time on September 27, 1964, performing “I Get Around” and “Wendy”. The band knocked out a performance that would be remembered for decades to come. The band (brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson and their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine) went on to […]
The Addams Family is a television series based on the characters from Charles Addams’ New Yorker cartoons. The series was shot in black and white and aired for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964 to April 8, 1966. The Addams Family is a close-knit extended family with decidedly macabre interests and supernatural abilities. […]
A record setting 73 million people tuned in on the evening of February 2, 1964 to see the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show making it one of the seminal moments in television history.
Walter Cronkite is best known as the anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as “the most trusted man in America” after being so named in an opinion poll. On April 16, 1962, Cronkite became anchorman of the CBS Evening News, a job in which he […]
The Flintstones is an animated sitcom set in the stone age, depicting the lives of the Flintstone family and their friends and neighbors. It was originally broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 in primetime, but lives on in the form of rebroadcasts, spinoffs, and specials.