Television's Golden Age Class

I Love Lucy (CBS) season 1, "Lucy Does a TV Commercial." (1952). © CBS/Photofest. Courtesy of Photofest.


Television's First Golden Age

How Sweet It Was | Online Class

Thursdays, October 1–November 5, 10:00 am–12:00 pm (PT)

About the Program

Travel back to the early years of television, when viewers were transported from their work-a-day world to a realm of unequaled entertainment. Drawing on vaudeville roots, early television gave us laughs and thrills from such iconic performers as Lucille Ball, Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, and the comedy duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. With a focus on both the programs and the personalities, enjoy video highlights that bring back memories of an unforgettable era.

Instructor: Steve Barri is a composer, lyricist, music industry executive, and musical theater enthusiast. As vice president of Dunhill Records, he was involved in signing several notable acts, including Steely Dan, Jimmy Buffett, and Three Dog Night. While working at Warner Bros. and Motown Records, Barri worked with Lionel Richie and served as advisor for the soundtrack of The Big Chill.