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Listened to the podcast today. When you asked about TV shows from childhood, I, too, thought of "I Dream of Jeannie" and "Bewitched." But then I remembered watching "That Girl" and one particular episode that I watched with my mother where Marlo Thomas is turning down her boyfriends' proposal of marriage and my mother saying, look at her - it is important to her to be independent - it is important to her to find herself by herself, not through him. I've never forgotten that.
Anothe show that is socially pivotal - and I am surprised you didn't mention - is the original Star Trek series. So many civil rights issues emerged in that show! The half-black/half-white people, the first interracial TV kiss, what it means to be human, on and on.

Thanks so much for this episode and this show!