History Stories
CATEGORY: Television
How TV Killed Hollywood’s Golden Age
January 3, 2018

Television brought film into people’s homes—but flattened Hollywood. Read More

The Best Books, Shows, Films and Podcasts of 2017 for History Lovers
December 28, 2017

This year's most compelling cultural fare looked to the past. Here are our top picks. Read More

7 Memorable Moments from the Original ‘Twilight Zone’
December 7, 2017

The iconic genre-bending show is being revived in 2017. Read More

A Brief History of Creepy Clowns
September 13, 2017

Why exactly have creepy clowns become such a trope in pop culture? Read More

Nine of the Most Collectible School Lunch Boxes, 1935 to Now
September 7, 2017

Iconic school lunchboxes through the ages. Read More

Why the Real-Life Hawkeye Pierce Hated ‘M*A*S*H’
August 28, 2017

Richard Hornberger was famous for his wisecracking characters, but his real accomplishments were as a surgeon. Read More

Before TV ‘Revivals,’ There Were Just Endless Spin-Offs
August 9, 2017

Television has always recycled itself. Read More

Why HBO’s Planned ‘Confederate’ Series Alarms Some Historians
August 1, 2017

Controversy surrounds Confederate, an upcoming alternative history series. Read More

This Midcentury Show Turned Unhappy Housewives into TV Royalty
July 19, 2017

"Queen for a Day" traded big prizes for women’s sob stories—and predicted the reality shows of today. Read More

How Johnny Carson Saved Twister
November 2, 2016

Find out how a late-night television show rescued the game from history’s scrap heap and made it a pop culture sensation. Read More