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Perhaps you should read some critical reviews of the TV program "Route 66" before you dismiss it so casually. It was the first TV program to be filmed on location in different places weekly; it gave viewers the chance to see diverse parts of the country when, in the 1960s, many of the locations and circumstances were quite unique to most Americans. Many of the writers, producers, and directors went on to become major figures in the entertainment industry; Stilliphant (creator and writer) is one of the finest writers of all time. The series attacked many current and controversial issues -- the first regular program to do so -- the first to feature African-American actors, the first to introduce actors who would later become household names. Historians of the entertainment industry recognize "Route 66" as a major landmark in the development of TV. It is still shown in reruns in Europe, the US, Mexico, and several South American countries -- I don't know if reruns have ever been shown in Canada. If you haven't seen any episodes since the 60s, you might be interested in viewing the series (now available on DVD) from an adult point of view.

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