The main movie genres were established: melodramas, westerns, horror films, comedies, and action-adventure films. Suburbs were relatively safe, and suitable for children, perhaps, but a breeding ground for discontentment and mischief among teenagers. The drive-in theater became part of the young-family social scene, primarily owing to cheap tickets.
He participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations well into his 80s and 90s, and ran for president on a third-party ticket in During the Cold War Era, many families fatalistically built bomb shelters in their backyard.
The Pentagon and Congress have always been shocked, absolutely shocked, by reports of sexual harassment and assault in the military. Spray paint has never been legally sold in Chicago. Captain Janeway has always taken the USS Voyager where no woman or man has ever gone before. While they've grown up with a World Trade Organization, they have never known an Interstate Commerce Commission. Courts have always been ordering computer network wiretaps. Planes have never landed at Stapleton Airport in Denver. Jurassic Park has always had rides and snack bars, not free-range triceratops and velociraptors. Thanks to Megan's Law and Amber Alerts, parents have always had community support in keeping children safe. With GPS, they have never needed directions to get someplace, just an address. Documentaries on the topic indicate that the postwar suburban housing boom began in a suburban "planned community" called “Levittown,”* in New York and Pennsylvania.
More than half the nation`s World War II veterans, or 7,800,000 men and women, availed themselves of the GI Bill`s provisions. With veterans benefits, including VA loans, the 20-somethings found suitable housing in the new tracts sprawling on the outskirts of America`s cities.
As they started to crawl, so did the news across the bottom of the television screen. At times, matinees played in several installments per week.
Popular kid shows most often followed a serial format, appearing in the afternoon on Saturdays.