Happy 60th Anniversary I Love Lucy
↳ On October 15, 1951 I Love Lucy first aired. It was the first television show filmed in a movie studio in front of a live audience, first sitcom to use three film cameras to capture all the action simultaneously, first comedy show to use guest stars on a continuing basis and the first program to feature a pregnant woman. It was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. The show won 5 Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations. It was also one of the first programs made in the USA seen on British television. It remains the longest-running program to air continuously in the Los Angeles area.
“It makes me happy to know I Love Lucy still plays on televisions daily in homes around the world sixty years after it was first viewed in 1951.” - Desi Arnaz Jr.
“It astounds me. It’s 60 years and counting, and the show has never been off the air. There are now four generations of people who bring kids up—first to my mother and dad, now to me. I save the letters. At one point I thought they would make a good book, except it would be redundant. So many people have so many detailed stories of how this particular show affected their home life.” - Lucie Arnaz