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Television

'Daisy,' LBJ's Anti-Goldwater TV Ad That Ran Only Once ...

September 7, 2020

On September 7th, 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson's "Daisy" TV advertisement changed political campaigns forever. The ad, which presented Johnson as a peaceful lead...

How Young Martha Stewart Became The Ultimate American H...

August 3, 2020

Caterer Martha Stewart outside in backyard with her pet Persian cat perched on her shoulder, 1980. (Photo by Arthur Schatz/The LIFE Images Collection via Getty ...

1958: Pope Designates St. Clare Of Assisi Patron Saint ...

February 17, 2020

There had to be a patron saint of television -- sooner or later, it was bound to happen. Clare of Assisi got the job, due to a strange television-like abilit...

William Frawley, 'I Love Lucy's Fred Mertz: A Bit Of A ...

February 22, 2019

William Frawley as Fred Mertz on the television comedy 'I Love Lucy', 1952. (Bettmann/Getty Images) On I Love Lucy, Fred Mertz, played by William Frawley, was...

How Ted Bundy Invented Reality TV In The 1970s

January 28, 2019

Ted Bundy's image on a television screen on the lawn of the Florida State Prison. | Location: Starke, Florida, USA. Source: Getty/Bettmann In 1979 and 1980, a nation sat ...