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Past shocks! The TV rerun becomes social history

It's 1982—do you know where your children are? If they watch as much daytime and syndicated television as their elders, they are probably lost somewhere in time—maybe as far back as 1951, taking in an old I Love Lucy show. Perhaps they are watching the most famous episode of Lucy, the birth in 1953 of Little Ricky. Frantic father-to-be Ricky Ricardo wants to cancel a performance of his nightclub act to join his wife at the hospital; Lucy, whose antic zaniness has been transmuted into the...

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