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?"
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.
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.