Classic Television: 1960s

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This is the pilot episode of the sitcom starring actress and singer Diahann Carroll as "Julia", a widowed nurse raising her young son. It was the first show starring a black actor in a "non-stereotypical" role. This episode aired on NBC September 17, 1968.


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Based on the last years of the life of Mark Twain, broadcast on CBS May 2, 1960. The cast includes Franchot Tone as Samuel Clemens, Leif Erickson, Katharine Bard, and Shirley Knight.


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Clip from the pilot episode of Get Smart, a 1960s sitcom spoof of secret agent movies created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. It starred Don Adams as Maxwell Smart, Barbara Feldon as Agent 99, and Edward Platt as The Chief, and it ran on NBC from 1965 to 1969, and on CBS from 1969 to 1970.


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Seven McDonald's commercials that aired from 1963 to 1968, including the first commercial introducing Ronald McDonald.


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First episode of a sitcom that aired in syndication in 1960 and 1961, with Jim Backus starring as the owner of a struggling news service. Also stars Nita Talbot and Bobs Watson


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Vince Edwards stars as neurosurgeon Ben Casey in this 1960s medical drama that aired on ABC, co-starring Sam Jaffe. This episode aired on October 19,1964, with guest stars Peter Falk, Lee Grant, and Malachi Throne.


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First episode of the ABC sci-fi/thriller/mystery show "The Outer Limits". This episode stars Cliff Robertson and originally aired September 16, 1963.


 
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