Audie Murphy’s appearance on the What’s My Line television show on July 3, 1955. It is striking to me how well-mannered and modest he was. Compare and contrast with the behavior of many modern celebrities.
Old television shows are useful as time capsules of our society. Note how well spoken and well dressed the panelists and the hosts are. I enjoyed watching reruns of this show as a kid, relishing the witty banter of the panelists and the guests. This is a sample of what we as a culture once enjoyed as mass entertainment. Society has gone downhill rapidly over the past half century.
Go here to read a post on Murphy’s World War II service which made him the most decorated soldier of the United States Army in that conflict.