TV Memories from the 70s, 80s, and 90s

Looking back at the best shows of the 70s, 80s, and 90s makes many people suddenly become nostalgic.  In the 70s, who knew that technology would morph beyond households having more than one (probably black and white) TV set without a remote and only capable of picking up three or four channels?  The early days of TV in the everyday American’s home was a time of pure entertainment before Dish Network and reruns.  Here are some notable TV memories from yesteryear.


The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries series aired for three seasons with several actresses playing Nancy Drew.  Shaun Cassidy rose to teen idol status during the show’s time in the spotlight from 1977 to 1979.

Hee Haw started up in 1969 and topped many families’ TV viewing schedules throughout the 1970s.  Guest stars like George Jones, Jessi Colter, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Charlie Pride, and Eddie Rabbitt made this show a real treat.

Other memorable shows from the 70s include Wonder Woman, All in the Family, Bewitched, Three’s Company, Love Boat, M*A*S*H, the Partridge Family, and Taxi.


Magnum P.I., starring heart throb Tom Selleck, was a crime show with a cast of entertaining characters.  It ran for several seasons, enthralling men and women alike with its storylines.

Cheers offered many laughs to devoted viewers.  It ran for 11 seasons from 1982 to 1993.  Countless guest stars including Jay Thomas, Tom Skerritt, Roger Rees, and Senator John Kerry made every episode entertaining.

Other memorable shows from the 80s include Full House, Dallas, Who’s the Boss, Happy Days, Diff’rent Strokes, Family Ties, General Hospital, and Saved by the Bell.


7th Heaven revolved around the life of a loving Christian family with 7 children.  The drama they faced was very real-life and served as an entertaining way to face serious family issues.

Beverley Hills 90210 was a teen drama that focused on the lives of wealthy kids from this area of California.  The show demonstrated some of the comparisons between poorer children and the neglected kids of super rich parents, reminding viewers that money doesn’t buy happiness.

Other memorable shows from the 90s include Friends, Lois and Clark Home Improvement, NYPD Blue, Everybody Loves Raymond, and That 70s Show.


It’s great to be nostalgic and remember the old TV shows from before DIRECTV or Dish Network.  It takes you back to your childhood and brings good memories to the surface.  Many of these old shows are being aired again for your enjoyment on local satellite TV, and there are plenty of new TV shows to delve into as well.

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