Essay:Greatest Conservative TV Shows
Here are some of the greatest conservative television shows:
- Family Ties: a conservative teenager (played by Michael J. Fox) tries to enlighten his liberal, ex-hippie, underachieving parents
- The Apprentice: liberals stopped watching when they realized that Donald Trump might be conservative.
- The Six Million Dollar Man: capitalism at its finest - a government program improving health with technological advances.
- The Cosby Show: promoting good family values
- American Idol: allowing the best of the public to come to the fore, musically.
- 24: Jack Bauer shows us how to beat Islamic terrorists.
- Star Trek: emphasized morality, honor, abiding by a strict code of conduct, and problem solving in a science fiction setting that inspired real world innovations. Portrayed the Cold War struggle as a conflict between the democratic Federation (USA) and the authoritarian, collectivist Klingons (the Soviet Union), correctly forecast the eventual winner.
- The Waltons: a family struggles in rural America but promotes Christian morality and charity to strangers, and honors military service.
- The Lawrence Welk Show: a clean, family oriented variety show that appealed to Midwestern values.
- Chuck: emphasizes family values, honor, and a respect for our nation's servicemen.
- Little House on the Prairie: A show that celebrates family values and the courage of the pioneers who made our country what it is today.
- Touched by an Angel: a popular drama about an angel in human form who visited troubled people in crisis, it was a highly ranked series for four seasons and ran for a remarkable nine seasons.
- Life is Worth Living: Emmy Award winning show hosted by Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Between 10 & 30 million people watched the show weekly on moral issues of the day.
- 7th Heaven: Show about a Christian minister's family, that dealt with moral and controversial themes, which are approached from a socially and politically conservative Protestant Christian point of view. It was the longest-running family drama in U.S. television history.
- Life Goes On: Follows the experiences of a young man with Down Syndrome and recognizes the dignity of people with developmental disabilities and the joy and love they give to their families and others.
- "Dragnet" Stars Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner(s) solving actual cases from the files of the Los Angeles Police Department. Great use of law enforcement jargon by the officers while educating the public on the Rule of Law. Showed fine examples of moral conduct, honor of self/others and sacrifice for the good of the public.
- Parking Wars: Demonstrates the offensiveness of overbearing government bureaucracy while maintaining a respect for law officers.
- Pawn Stars: Shows how two parties can **mutually and fairly benefit** from a negotiated free-market transaction, independent of any government "assistance"
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Debatable Whether Conservative
- The Twilight Zone: a recurring theme is that the selfish and the self-centered eventually lose what they sought to gain.
- The Beverly Hillbillies: though silly, the show is powerful in illustrating how material possessions are not what define a person.
- The Office: mockery of liberal political correctness and corporate socialism in an office setting. The character of Ryan in particular is a lampoon of liberal arrogance and immorality.
- Also mocks the only Christian in the show (Angela), presents homosexuality as mainstream and inoffensive (Oscar), presents no distinction between men and women in workforce, attempts to normalize pregnancy out of wedlock (mocks conservative relatives), glorifies secular "marriage" outside of church
- King of the Hill: despite cartoonish nature, shows the struggle of a hardworking, traditional American family against "alternative" modern cultural movements
- The father would be criticized by the son for working for less money at a public television station, rather than in free enterprise.