THE ADVENTURES OF OZZIE & HARRIET: Ricky the Drummer, April 10, 1957

Ricky Nelson had pleaded for months with his father Ozzie to let him sing on their television show. Ozzie Nelson, the famous bandleader leader in the swing era, was thoroughly knowledgeable of the music industry. Ultimately, he decided it was smart business to market the character Ricky Nelson as a rock and roll singer. With […]

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James Turns 16, But Only Without a Condom – February 9, 1978

James at 15 is a well-remembered teen drama for those growing up in the 1970’s, yet it ran a only a single season. The critics found the show sensitive and real, but the ratings were only mediocre. Perhaps in 1978, parents still had some control over what their children watched, and the show’s controversial themes kept […]

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