When my parents got a small black and white television for their bedroom, I was handed down a little six-inch black and white that my dad had won as a door prize at his company's Christmas party years before. Its rabbit ears picked up Channel 5 in Raleigh, Channel 11 in Durham, Channels 7 and 9 in Greenville and Channel 4, which was UNC-TV. It was an amazing time to be alive.
Mike Brantley's Soap Box column this week brings back a lot of memories of how things "used to be." It's amazing how spectacular new things were to us just a few decades ago however these days the excitement wears off of something new pretty quick! Funny how I can remember just about every single episode of M.A.S.H. but can't remember 10 seconds of something I watched a week ago. Truth is, much like Mike, I watch little or no television these days.
This photo originally published in The Nashville Graphic on March 9, 1973. The Junior Beta Club at Benvenue Middle School had the support of Principal E.A. Edwards (seated) in observance of National Beta Club Week.