Friday, February 11, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History
Radio and Television

Week #6 – Radio & Television Week 6: Radio & Television. What was your favorite radio or television show from your childhood? What was the program about and who was in it?

My favorite television program when I was a child was Dark Shadows, a soap opera type show about vampire Barnabas Collins and his mortal Collins family.

The neighborhood children and my siblings loved this show. We would rush home from school and during the summer months of outdoor playing, we would make sure our mothers or an older sibling would notify us the show was on. Someone would call out, Dark Shadows is on. Balls, bats, dolls, teacup parties, tree climbing, hopscotch, all would come to a halt. Off we would go to spend thirty minutes in front of the TV.

There were other shows that were favorites but I believe this was the first one I can remember discussing with my pals.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History


  1. I remember Dark Shadows. It wasn't a favorite of mine but at that time, I was also not into daily serials, period. I also remember even though I watched only a few episodes, I could wait to get to school the next day when Robert and Marilyn would tell us all about what we missed.

  2. Did you notice David Selby in "The Social Network"?

  3. Susan, I haven't seen "The Social Network." Over the holidays my brother mentioned that he thought one of the actors from Dark Shadows was a part of the movie. I'll look for him when I rent the DVD.