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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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  • Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

    Top 10 'Star Trek' Technologies That Actually Came True

    The characters in "Star Trek" get to wield all kinds of high-tech gadgetry. Some of these gizmos are purely science fiction. What technologies have actually come to pass? See more »

  • What is the longest-running TV show of all time?

    What is the longest-running TV show of all time?

    "Gunsmoke." "Law & Order." "The Simpsons." All of them long-running TV classics, which makes you wonder: Which TV show had the longest run in television history? The answer may surprise you. See more »

  • Who does the cooking on cooking shows?

    Who does the cooking on cooking shows?

    Whipping up a four-course meal looks so easy when one of those TV chefs does it. But in reality, it takes a small army of chefs, producers and technical wizards to pull off cooking shows. See more »

  • Who Said It: Angel or Edward Cullen?

    Who Said It: Angel or Edward Cullen?

    Angel of Sunnydale, Calif. Edward Cullen of Forks, Wash. Both pale vampires -- can you tell them apart? Are you sure? See more »

  • Who Said It: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?

    Who Said It: Captain Kirk or Captain Picard?

    Many people have served as captain on the U.S.S. Enterprise. But out of all the captains in Starfleet, two hold a special place in our hearts: Captain James Tiberius Kirk and Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Think you know who is who? See more »

  • Why are singing shows so popular?

    Why are singing shows so popular?

    Sure, we all feel like stars singing in the shower or into a hairbrush in the bedroom. But most of us don't feel confident enough in our vocal abilities to pursue our musical dreams. Is that why we live vicariously through singing competitions? See more »

  • 10 Longest-running TV Shows

    10 Longest-running TV Shows

    Some TV shows are lucky to stick around for just one season, but these did that and then some. In fact, they’re the longest-running dramas and comedies in television history. See more »

  • 10 Puppets that Made it Big on Television

    10 Puppets that Made it Big on Television

    Since the beginning of television, puppets have had a special place on the airwaves. Many television shows featured ventriloquist dummies, hand puppets and marionettes, which have since been replaced by animation. Learn about 10 puppets that made it See more »

  • 11 Longest-running Daytime Soap Operas

    11 Longest-running Daytime Soap Operas

    For more than 50 years, soaps have entertained daytime audiences with captivating story lines. Soap operas got their name from the sponsors, such as Proctor & Gamble, who produced the shows. See our list of the 11 longest-running daytime soap operas. See more »

  • 17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas

    17 Celebrities Who Started on Soap Operas

    Daytime soaps have enthralled TV viewers for years. Some of the most famous celebrities got their start acting in these daytime dramas. You may be surprised to see who is on our list of celebrities who started on soap operas. See more »

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