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 Mary Tyler Moore, Where Are You?
Lori Almost Live

Mary Tyler Moore, Where Are You?

Is there anyone on TV today we can look to as a role model?

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(68) Deborah, February 23, 2017 3:19 PM

I Agree

Definitely-- I feel bad about the kinds of things I watched when I was 13, 14, and the things my siblings used to watch these days-- and I'm 21. It has gone too far. As a writer, I'm hoping to bring a little more traditionalism back into my work. Old school is the best school.

(67) Anonymous, January 30, 2017 4:43 PM

wholesome shows to watch

Father Knows Best, Leave it to Beaver were all "wholesome" shows that you may want to show your kids.

(66) Sharon, January 29, 2017 3:28 PM

it's obviously a reflection of changes in values

First of all, Lori is not back. This video is from 2010.
I remember the show. we grew up in a time that there were decent shows, because those were the values of then. And in all honesty shows like "Father knows best," which I don;t remember very well, may have shown the ideal family, but few families actually lived up to that ideal. How many perfect people are out there? Lori always spoke of her own atomic family in glowing terms, and I'm sure it's all true. But those are few and far between. And I can see how seeing perfect people can be painful for families that fall so short. I imagine, seeing people struggle with difficulties would be helpful for people. Even if they do not always succeed in struggles, the viewer could appreciate the situation.
I have no tv for many years but can see it all on internet when I hear of something of interest. Many people are keen about "Breaking Bad," of which I saw the first episode only. But when I understood that the audience is made to identifiy with the protagonist who becomes a criminal to "look out" for his family when faced with terminal illness, I decided I didn't want to see it. Yes, sometimes honesty is expensive. But I couldn't stand a story which completely denies godliness.
One of the few series I found that really showed people struggling in an inspiring way is "Parenthood," Too bad it wasn't more appreciated more.

(65) Anonymous, January 29, 2017 7:47 AM

Little House on the Prairie

I loved that when I was growing up

(64) Ranee, January 27, 2017 4:55 PM

Leave it to Beaver, a good one too.
I love Lucy is great for Laughter.
National Geographic Nature!
HGTV Real Estate, House Hunters International.

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