Video: How Tv Got from There to Here

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All right, everybody, ready for a trip down TV's memory lane? You know the landmarks. Milton Berle and the Men of Texaco. Lucille Ball and the vat of grapes. Edward R. Murrow lashing out at Joe McCarthy on See It Now, and Walter Cronkite interrupting a soap opera to report the death of John F. Kennedy. Carlton Fisk coaxing his home run into fair territory in the 1975 World Series, and the U.S. hockey team striking gold in the 1980 Olympics ("Do you believe in miracles?"). J.R. Ewing getting plugged on Dallas, Archie Bunker shouting insults at Meathead, and Richard Nixon...

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