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My parents offered to give me the old television from my nana and papa's house. It was the one thing they brought with them from England in the late 50s. I want to put it in the living room and put the flat screen in the basement with the Trinitrons.
My mom had a tv like this. She bought it when she was 17 and moved away from home. She saved up for months to buy it - she had hardly any furniture in her apartment, but she had her little black & white tv. And no lie - that thing still works! I swear!
Since my mother worked a lot my sister and I got to watch our fair share of tv shows. Because of this I feel like our gender is represented in some of what television has told us. We enjoyed our Disney channel, our sports channels, but a lot of criminal shows, Our ideals of beauty were the commercials we saw, the way female actresses were portrayed, etc.
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TVs came in cabinets, and often included a record player and radio, too. Note the Rabbit Ears antenna - we kids spent hours moving them up, down and sideways at our parents' direction, trying to bring in a perfect picture, and get rid of the static in the sound! (No such thing as a remote then - you had to get up and adjust things yourselves - that's why having a kid was useful : )