Should Mere Favorite Television Programs Be Counted as the 'Greatest'?
Byline: Jack Mabley
The greatest television show of all time was the coverage of the World Trade Center disaster.
Or was "Seinfeld" the greatest?
It depends, of course, on what we mean by "great." The word has many definitions, but I'll settle for "of outstanding importance or significance."
Great or Favorite?
The top five shows in the TV Guide's all-time greatest list are "Seinfeld," "I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners," "All in the Family," and "The Sopranos."
Perhaps "All in the Family" could be called great, relatively, because it had a major impact on the social attitudes of its generation.
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Publication information: Article title: Should Mere Favorite Television Programs Be Counted as the 'Greatest'?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: May 24, 2002. Page number: 15. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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