The fifties seem like a simpler time, when people knew their neighbours, kids wandered around town without cell phones or nannies in tow, and all we had to fear was the constant, unrelenting threat of the Cold War.
By 1955 about three quarters of American homes had a television, and families gathered together to watch shows like Gunsmoke and Lassie. Television news was a thirty-minute program once a day, around dinner time, and only the most important news made the air. It was the Golden Age of America; the economy was booming, families were growing, and it seemed like the air from sea to shining sea smelled of fresh-cut grass and TV dinners.
If you consider yourself a connoisseur of the Golden Age, check out this fun trivia game, and see if you can “remember when…”