Weekend Watching: Four Classic Shows That Still Reflect Conservative Values

If you’re looking for a way to get away from today’s liberal-leaning media, look no further than the classic TV shows of the 1960s and 1970s. These shows have stood the test of time, bringing families together and promoting traditional values that many modern shows lack. Here are five of our favorite classic TV shows that promote conservative values.

The Andy Griffith Show (1960 – 1968)

Deejay Art Hellyer interviewing Andy Griffith in WCFL-AM radio studio in Chicago in 1953

This show is a classic example of small-town values and old-fashioned family life. From Andy Taylor’s paternal relationship with son Opie to Aunt Bee nurturing everyone in her home, this show promoted traditional values such as hard work, humility, loyalty, respect for authority figures, and an appreciation for community.

Bonanza (1959 – 1973)

Michael Landon and Lorne Greene

Michael Landon (left) and Lorne Green (right) on the set of Bonanza in 1972 (Wikimedia Commons)

Bonanza follows the adventures of the Cartwright family on their sprawling Nevada ranch. This show was unique in its time because it featured a diverse cast and explored issues such as racism, sexism, greed and crime through its storylines.

But despite its progressive themes, Bonanza still drove home conservative ideals like honor and respect for your elders.

Leave it to Beaver (1957 – 1963)

Exterior of a home

The outside view of the home set used to film exterior shots of the television sitcom Leave it to Beaver. (Nehrams2020 / Wikimedia Commons)

If there ever was a show about conservative family life in suburban America during the 50s and 60s, this is it. Leave it to Beaver chronicles the lives of two young brothers growing up under the watchful eyes of their parents, Ward and June Cleaver.

The show promotes strong parental guidance as well as traditional gender roles while teaching kids how to make responsible decisions in life.

The Brady Bunch (1969 – 1974)

Photo commemorating The Brady Bunch Kids concert

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The Brady Bunch is another iconic show that has been running continuously since its debut in 1969! While it may not be as politically charged as other shows on this list, The Brady Bunch definitely reinforces some conservative ideals such as clean living and respect for authority figures.

It also teaches us valuable lessons about acceptance—especially when Peter Brady invites his African-American friend over to stay at their house without any hesitation or judgement from his family members!

No matter what your political views are, these five classic TV shows from the 1960s and 1970s have earned their place in our hearts by reinforcing traditional values like hard work and respect for authority figures while teaching us important lessons about acceptance along the way.

They have stood the test of time by continuing to entertain viewers after all these years—so if you’re looking for a break from today’s media landscape filled with liberal bias, take a trip down memory lane with one of these timeless classics!

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