“When you make a mistake, admit it. If you don’t, you only make matters worse.” ~Ward Cleaver
I am a great fan of “Leave it to Beaver”. Leave It to Beaver ran for six full 39-week seasons (234 episodes). The series had its debut on CBS on October 4, 1957. The following season, it moved to ABC, where it stayed until completing its run on June 20, 1963.
It is interesting that several adult candidates auditioned for the role of Beaver’s father, Ward, but they finally signed Hugh Beaumont, an actor and Methodist lay minister who had worked with Mathers in a religious film.
Ward was the every-man of the 1960’s dad. Education, occupation, marriage and family are presented in Leave It to Beaver as requisites for a happy and productive life. We have come a long way since then.