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This isn’t supposed to happen to people like me, I’m a good person.

THIS is why The Golden Girls was a cut above. They dealt with AIDS (Rose had to be tested…ROSE!), homosexuality and its acceptance, and a host of other sexual and gender issues. And it was really really funny. 

During the 1980s, NBC changed its programming policy from one of Least Objectionable Content (offend no one = ratings), or “mass appeal,” to “class appeal.”** Shows struggled and evolved, audiences came to cherish them, and the network dominated for almost 20 years. In an era dominated by Chuck Lorre sitcoms, I am very nostalgic for this golden age of TV. 

**Terminology attributed to Robert J. Thompson, Televison’s Second Golden Age, 1996.

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GWALP's Donors Choose project: Creative Writers and Creative Scholars

girlwithalessonplan:

Alrighty, tumblr! I need your help—again!

I’ve put together a project to fund textbooks for my creative writing class. We have no textbooks. At all. I write all the curriculum myself, and I want to have some solid textbooks for students to read and explore different writers and poems.

SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 6. HOLY CRAP.

But if this is funded quickly, my students this semester will still benefit from this.

AND HERE IS THE BEST PART: Give to my classroom by August 3 and your donation will be doubled thanks to DonorsChoose.org. Just enter the code INSPIRE on the payment page and you’ll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100).

I hope you can help me. You’ve done it before for my maps project, and I am eternally grateful. I hope you can help again.

Signal Boost (because I can’t donate until payday).  

We can complain about the state of our schools and the lack of resources, or we can take concrete action to make a big difference.  

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