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In This Issue
Remember when you were a kid, and you'd turn the dial on your family's vintage television? Those turns took you to places you'd seen before—Hooterville, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres. There seemed to be a whole world hiding behind that big bubble-faced screen. And we revisit that world in this issue of American Road.
We start with a visit from Anson Williams, an actor forever famous for playing the part of “Potsie” Weber on the halcyon sitcom Happy Days. Williams tells us, in his own words, how he started his career singing in a classic McDonald's commercial and soon found himself hanging out at Arnold’s with the Fonz. Then we celebrate the most memorable television wheels in “TV Cars,” a feature that takes a spin in everything from Herman and Lily’s Munster Koach to Starsky and Hutch’s Gran Torino, Fred Sanford's Mercury pickup to the Beverly Hillbillies' Ozark Oldsmobile. After that, we pause for station identification and announce the winners of our “Don’t Touch that Dial” photo contest. Chances are you’ll find something there as pretty as the NBC peacock.
But that's only half the program. In the pages that follow, we drop by The Brady Bunch house, hike into the Malibu mountains of M*A*S*H, and revisit the Queen Anne Cottage at the Los Angeles Arboretum where Tattoo climbed the tower to ring the bell and call attention to arriving planes on Fantasy Island. It all goes to show that you never know what picture you'll see when you turn the old dial—and give your steering wheel a spin with American Road.