QAHistory › Which of the following statements best characterizes the television sitcoms of the 1950s?
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Which of the following statements best characterizes the television sitcoms of the 1950s?

A. Sitcoms replaced newspapers and radio programs as news sources.

B. Sitcoms reinforced traditional roles for men and women.

C. Sitcoms focused on the lifestyles of the rich and famous.

D. Sitcoms were designed to educate rather than to entertain.

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Answer: B. Sitcoms reinforced traditional roles for men and women.

Sitcoms of the 1950s focused on reinforced traditional roles for men and women. The 50s witnessed the emergence of the first sitcoms and these popular TV shows focused on depicting the image of a typical American family. Most often, the family had a working father, a housewife, and two children. Most people who watched these sitcoms believed this setting to be the official setting of real American families.

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