American TV Timeline
We welcome them into our homes. We share their stories with millions of other Americans. We spend the majority of our free time with them. American television series are a breed apart – in other countries, shows typically only last for a few seasons, while in America, the major networks search for characters and stories that will bring viewers back, time and time again.
Our tastes have changed over the past few decades. As television has grown and matured, so to have the quality and content of the series it delivers. When juxtaposed against a timeline of American Presidents, shifts in American culture reveal themselves.
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