In case you wonder where your parents (or grandparents) got their goofy ideas about television:
And let's never forget this feature of the 1960s:
These are obviously some fine impulses here, as people grappled with the overwhelming onslaught of 3 or 4 grainy channels with all of their risque and dangerous 1961 programming. Who wouldn't be frightened to death by government publications telling them they should be frightened by this?
But discouraging a child's interest in "the bizarre?" Dude, what kid isn't interested in the bizarre?!?!
Back in the day, my mother wouldn't let me watch Superman cartoons (sorry, I don't know which ones--SHE WOULDN'T LET ME WATCH THEM!!) because they were "too violent." (Also banned--Alice Cooper!) So you can see how effective that "guidance" was.
Except for Two Broke Girls. No one should ever be allowed to watch that...
"Ah, don't worry, the Social Security Administration will NEVER run out of money!!"
Pogo Primer For Parents (TV Division) is from 1961