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Classic TV Challenge

When TV sets made their way into American homes in the 1940s, it marked a cultural transformation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend more than half their leisure time watching television. So what have we been watching all these years?

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  • If Only 'Lost' Were Real -- Wait, Is It?

    If Only 'Lost' Were Real -- Wait, Is It?

    Is the line between fiction and reality getting fuzzier? During commercial breaks in episodes of the science-fiction drama "LOST," ABC ran advertisements for the Hanso Foundation, a fictional (or is it?) organization tied to the show’s plotline. See more »

  • Inside "Drive"

    Inside "Drive"

    In Hollywood shorthand, what "Lost" is to "Survivor," "Drive" is to the "Amazing Race," but with much higher stakes. Learn about this new series that follows a diverse group of people coerced into competing in a secret, illegal cross-country road race. See more »

  • Inside 'Battlestar Galactica'

    Inside 'Battlestar Galactica'

    Splashy, stylish and very expensive for 1978, Battlestar Galactica was TV's answer to Star Wars. In 2005, Galactica came back with a re-imagining of the highly popular original. Find out what the cast and crew had to say about it. See more »

  • Inside 'Deadliest Catch'

    Inside 'Deadliest Catch'

    Don't think the cameramen who film "Deadliest Catch" aren't as gritty and daring as the show's subjects. When 800-pound crab pots are swinging onto a tilting and slippery deck, there's no time to baby-sit the Hollywood rookie. See more »

  • Inside 'Heroes'

    Inside 'Heroes'

    "Heroes" got Americans -- and fans in nearly 150 countries -- hooked on the adventures of an indestructible cheerleader, a Japanese time-traveler and an exotic dancer with a very split personality. And that was just the first season. See more »

  • Inside 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'

    Inside 'Jon and Kate Plus 8'

    One new baby at a time is a handful for most parents, so the thought of bringing home six infants -- when you already have twin toddlers -- is downright terrifying. But for Jon and Kate Gosselin, it was a reality. See more »

  • Inside 'Knight Rider'

    Inside 'Knight Rider'

    When "Knight Rider" premiered 26 years ago, the idea of a talking car was preposterous, outrageous and completely cool. Now "Knight Rider" is back with a new star, a new car and a new set of stunts to blow you away. See more »

  • Inside 'MythBusters'

    Inside 'MythBusters'

    Many people enjoy watching "MythBusters" find out whether cockroaches can survive a nuclear holocaust and other urban myths. But who are these cast members and have they ever been wrong? See more »

  • Inside 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'

    Inside 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'

    The sci-fi phenomenon that began more than 30 years ago with a movie about a galaxy long ago and far, far away has expanded once again with "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," the story of the galactic civil war that takes place between Episodes II and III. See more »

  • Inside The Amazing Race

    Inside The Amazing Race

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world with only the clothes on your back and a few personal items tucked away in a backpack? The cast of CBS's "The Amazing Race" does just that. Go behind the scenes to see how contestants race around the globe for a $1 million prize. See more »

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