For the Privilege of Living as Free Men….


One of the most popular television shows in the 1950s was “Father Knows Best.”  With father Jim Anderson (played by Robert Young) as the wise and loving father, mother Margaret (Jane Wyatt) as the voice of reason, and children Betty, Bud and Kathy (Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray and Lauren Chapin), the show epitomized traditional family life.In a special Thanksgiving episode on November 21, 1954, Jim led his beloved television family in a prayer: “Oh Lord, we give thee thanks from the depths of … [Read more...]