A subtle, quiet gem about race relations in the South during the late 1950s, revolving around a prosecutor, his family and their black housekeeper, who's gradually becoming aware of the civil-rights movement. Amply praised but low-rated, the series lasted less than two seasons on NBC, but PBS later aired a two-hour movie finale that wrapped up story lines and aired repeats of the hourlong episodes.
Kukla, Fran and Ollie is an early American television show using puppets, originally created for children but soon watched by more adults than children. It did not have a script and was entirely ad-libbed. It aired from 1947 to 1957.
The urban adventures of a talking teddy bear named Corduroy and his friend Lisa, in whose knapsack he lives. The show, based on author-illustrator Don Freeman's children's books, is filled with lessons for preschoolers.