ENG 3U 2013: The History of Television

Today, we will examine trends and patterns in the evolution of television. We will start with the 1950s, and briefly examine every decade up to our own. Our big questions will be:

How does the programming of the era reflect the era’s values/issues?

What trends and patterns exemplify our own decade? (For today’s purpose,0 we will consider our decade to include anything since the year 2000)

Bewitched

Opening to Welcome Back, Kotter

The Sweathogs and Substitutes

Good Times

The Cosby Show

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