The old Days of Black and White

I don’t know about you, but writing has been something I have always wanted to do. Way back when I was in grade school I toyed around with writing stories. It was a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon when you weren’t allowed to go outside to play.

Back then, we didn’t have internet, or video games. I don’t even think Pong was around yet. The TVs were in color and Black and White. In fact, I do remember that our Channel 9, WMUR, was the last channel to switch to color in 1973. Can you imagine that? Watching Black and White TV?

Look at how far we have come in the past forty years with technology. Back in the 70’s, cellphones were just a dream, as was Skype. The internet was something from a sci-fi novel.

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All those shows from the 70’s are now classics. They were fantastic shows too. Down to earth, with clean comedy humor. Take All in the Family for one, Archie Bunker will live on with his attitudes and mannerism.

Then we had our cop show – Adam 12. I still think I remember seeing a couple of those episodes in Black and White.

Bewitched was another show that aired originally in Black and White.

There were so many marvelous classic shows way back then. You can jog your memory by visiting

So now we have the internet and too many video games and not enough outside time for our kids growing up in today’s world. What ever happened to using your imagination and dreaming up stories and play acting them out with your friends?


But you can still view those good old shows on the internet.


2 thoughts on “The old Days of Black and White

  1. Isn’t it amazing… and a sign of the times, I guess… that we KNEW what color something was even though we were watching it in black and white? I KNEW Mr. Spock’s shirt was pale blue, but Capt. Kirk’s shirt confused me until I learned that he wore two different colors in different episodes (green and tan). In 1967 Canada celebrated Confederation (100 yrs) and that was the year they also switched from b&w to color – I don’t know which they celebrated more.


  2. maybe our brains are sort of hardwired to define shades of color. I remember when the shows switched to color and not being to surprised to see the actual colors of clothing and cars. Your right about Spock’s shirt. Maybe Kirk couldn’t make up his mind on what was his favorite color.


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