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Leave It to Beaver

I Wanted My Marriage to Be Like a TV Show. This Is Why I Was Wrong.

Clint Edwards | Posted 06.30.2016 | Parents
Clint Edwards

A lot of people tend to really glorify older sitcoms as a real representation of what family life ought to be. But the fact is, family life has never been "Leave It To Beaver." It's always been a little grittier than that.

Boomer Season's Greetings and Fond Memories!

David Kanegis | Posted 02.28.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As we all enjoy the holiday season, let's keep in mind what's most important in life. While I can't speak for other Baby Boomers, it's my guess that for the vast majority of us, family and friends are what count most.

Frozen Dads Launch TV Show out of Viral YouTube Fame

Kristie Christie | Posted 01.06.2015 | Entertainment
Kristie Christie

As the popularity of reality TV fades, what is taking its place is amazing content that's being created by everyday people. We're experiencing something incredible - the democratization of content.

The Tale of the 34-Year-Long Birthday Prank

Aimee Heckel | Posted 07.23.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

In this story, it's a real-life competition to defy death. Because the punishment of knocking off first will mark the culmination of a nearly four-decade-long practical joke -- quite possibly the longest ongoing joke in the history of prank-manship.

The Day My American History Teacher Cried

Brent Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Brent Green

I cannot recall what he told us during those suspenseful minutes following breaking news, but even then I grasped the irony of an assassination attempt in Dallas while learning about the nation's Founding Fathers.

This Is What The 'Leave It To Beaver' Cast Looks Like Today

Posted 10.04.2013 | Fifty

It's been 56 years since a cute little munchkin named Theodore entered our lives as "The Beaver" in an all-American show about suburban family life. T...

Don't Be Nice

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Linda Flanagan

Fraud investigator Harry Markopolos is not a nice guy. He would not give up in his lone pursuit of Bernie Madoff, even when the SEC told him to back off. Wendy Davis wasn't nice when she filibustered for 13 hours to block the passage of a strict anti-abortion bill in Texas.

The Death of Innocence

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Doug Bradley

Much has been made lately of the discovery of a short, silent, anti-war film called Mickey Mouse in Vietnam. Made in 1968 by Milton Glaser and Lee Sa...

'Leave It To Beaver' Actor Dies At 71

Posted 04.15.2013 | Celebrity

Frank Bank, who played the clumsy bully Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on the beloved late '50s TV series "Leave It to Beaver," died on April 13 -- one d...

Remember Him?

Posted 11.19.2012 | Weddings

We recently gave you our picks for TV's most memorable wives, so now it's time to reveal our favorite TV husbands. From Ward Cleaver to Jim Halpert...

Tighten Up

Doug Bradley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Apparently, there's a viral image making the rounds today supposedly showing a McDonald's golden arches sign that says "We Support Chick-fil-A, Now Tr...

Whatever Happened to the Good Ol' Days of Television?

Pat Gallagher | Posted 04.10.2012 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

I'll never forget sitting in front of the TV watching the test pattern in anticipation of the greatest children's program of all time to appear on that sweet small screen, hearing Buffalo Bob Smith say: "Hey, kids, what time is it?"

John Mayer & Martin Guitar: Chats With Chris Martin & Fred Greene, Plus Chatting With Alyssa Graham (Video Exclusives)

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Here Fred Greene goes into Martin's new John Mayer Signature Guitar and explains what it is that separates it from all others.

Who Are the Joneser Boomers Keeping Up With?

Bernard Starr | Posted 12.11.2011 | Fifty
Bernard Starr

If you think the Wall Street protests are formidable, watch out when the boomers fully wake up to their plight and mobilize. Then you will know: It's one solid generation to reckon with.

Boomer DVD: Dennis Mitchell: Still a Menace After All These Years

Donald Liebenson | Posted 06.02.2011 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

In the golden age of family sitcom, children didn't zing their parents like Borsht-belt comics. They didn't lead fantasy double lives.They were kids getting into kid scrapes, finding their way in the grown-up world.

President Beaver? Your Father Would Like to Talk to You

Ellis Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ellis Weiner

N. Gregory Mankiw, a Harvard Economics professor, published an op-ed in the New York Times assuming the role of Ward Cleaver, offering sage advice to Obama couched in simple-minded concepts a nine-year-old could understand. Let's listen in.

June Cleaver vs. Betty Draper

Danny Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Miller

Barbara Billingsley emanated a sweetness that seemed as authentic as anything Mrs. Cleaver was capable of. I think it's time we let her off the hook for those high heels and pearls.

A Sneak Peek at Generation Zero

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Joseph

Dave Bossie, Citizens United's founder and president, came to Hollywood last night to give us a sneak peak at his latest film,>Generation Zero.

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi For Advice on His Next Career Move!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Conan O'Brien calls, The Jobs Whisperer, Stephen Viscusi for career advice, and hears these words: "Think Katie Couric": The Grass Is Not Always Greener!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi I sit and daydream about the number of celebrities who have been calling me lately for career advice. Ever since "Up in the Ai...

Mickey Becomes a Rat And We All Like It: Why Are Our Heroes All Dark?

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lennard Davis

What's happened to Mickey? I read today that Disney is about to launch a new Mickey video game in which our hero's sunny personality is going dark side.

"Leave It To Beaver" Star Files $8 Million Royalty Lawsuit

Reuters | Leslie Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Ken Osmond, who played the troublemaking Eddie Haskell on TV's "Leave It to Beaver," has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit seeking unpaid royalties...