When I was a child, we lived in a rural area and thereby our television reception was a little poor. I remember we had only a few channels for many years and most had fuzzy reception. We didn't get cable until my brothers and I were older, I think jr. high.
For this reason, our viewing choices were relatively limited. During the day, the only channel that broadcast children's programs was TBS out of Atlanta (the others aired the soaps). To this day, my brother is an Atlanta Braves baseball fan. :)
The daytime programs we watched were:
Little House on the Prairie
I Dream of Genie
Leave it to Beaver
Father Knows Best
In the evening, we rarely watched television. My father generally was home by 3:30 p.m. and would work in the garage or across the street with his portable sawmill until dinner was ready around 5:30. He would then rest comfortably in his easy chair and watch the news while we did our homework or otherwise entertained ourselves. On the rare occasions when we would watch a program, the ones I remember are Grizzly Adams, The Dukes of Hazard, Emergency, and CHiPS.
So... what program would I consider to be my favorite?? I'd have to say 'Little House on the Prairie'. I enjoyed the program so much I even read the books (Grandma V gave me the boxed set one year for Christmas). I thought Laura Ingalls was cool.
This program alng with a number of other things during my childhood really helped to mold the person I am today. I've never been a girlie-girl. Sure I like to get my nails done on occasion, but more frequently I am picking up bugs or the skeletal remains of critters I find when we go for family walks. I am most definately a 'Tom Boy'.
The show also helped instill within me a love of history. My favorite movie and literary genre is without a doubt historical fiction. When we moved to Central Oregon, I jumped at the opportunity to volunteer as a living history interpreter.
Here are photos of the kids and I in character. :)