Think back about …

TV That Inspired Me

FCC Commissioner Newton Minow once labeled television as “a vast wasteland.” Journalist Marie Winn wrote a critique of TV in her 1977 book The Plug-In Drug. Is TV merely a "wasteland" or a "drug?" Perhaps not. What were two or three shows that proved inspirational as you grew from adolescence to adulthood? What about these shows inspired you? Or maybe televised inspiration hit you earlier or later in life and caused you to think about changing direction. Let us know! Thank back about TV That Inspired Me and share forward!

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

How The Boob Tube Turned Muse
  Alright settle down there, Retros. Yes, let us talk about the television, the telly, the boob tube. Now, before you [...]
Through the screen: traveling to murder in comfort
TV is enjoyable when it provides for personable entertainment, reflection. and curiosity. Not when it stirs up meaningless [...]
The Whole World is Watching
We managed to see our share of the Saturday kids’ programs, endless varieties of Westerns, the stereotypical Ozzie and [...]
A TV Series That Got Me Through Early COVID
Because Offspring had it all: love, sex, babies, good food, and lots of music, it held our attention and took our minds off [...]
The Mouse and Me
As an added bonus, Jiminy Cricket taught me how to spell "encyclopedia."
TV shows of my youth
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The three TV shows that were an important part of my childhood, all of whose theme songs I can still easily sing from memory.

New Stories on Old Prompts

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Past Stories You May Have Missed

A Coney Island of the Soul
We cram sweaty into a booth, raising scarcely an eyebrow in rented tuxedos and spaghetti-strap gowns.
Prompted By What We Ate
July 17, 2015
Numbers
My sister checks in with the woman behind the counter, signing her name and mentioning what she’s there for. It hardly seems [...]
Prompted By Those We Miss
May 28, 2018

Think back about …

TV That Inspired Me

FCC Commissioner Newton Minow once labeled television as “a vast wasteland.” Journalist Marie Winn wrote a critique of TV in her 1977 book The Plug-In Drug. Is TV merely a "wasteland" or a "drug?" Perhaps not. What were two or three shows that proved inspirational as you grew from adolescence to adulthood? What about these shows inspired you? Or maybe televised inspiration hit you earlier or later in life and caused you to think about changing direction. Let us know! Thank back about TV That Inspired Me and share forward!

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