Monthly Archives: September 2011

The American Family on TV (part 1)

This week, to begin our discussion of representations of the American family on television, we watched pieces of Leave It to Beaver, Father Knows Best, and Lassie. Assume that you will need to be familiar enough with these shows, and the way they portray the family, to be able to talk and write about them later on. If you missed any of them, find them on the TV Land website to watch.

We also started our group projects, analyzing a TV series to discuss where it fits into our discussion of the American Family on TV. Further details about the project will be available soon. If you forgot how to get to the site for building your website, it’s

Links for Le Guin’s “She Unnames Them”

T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, referenced in the story.

Life magazine’s “Eve Was Framed” cover.