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 Tribute to my Father
I lost my father, suddenly, more than 27 years ago. I miss him every day; his gentle spirit and home-spun wisdom.  At the [...]
Prompted By Father's Day
May 23, 2017
Appetite
He took a bite and chewed it, slowly and deliberately, as the rest of us talked. Then another.
Prompted By Altered States
April 1, 2017

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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