This show came on long before I was born. But thanks to syndication and networks like Nickelodeon, I have seen several of the episodes over the years. This show came about almost at the beginning of television. Even if it is a little corny by todays standards, back then it was quality programming. And it is still a fine example of a great family show.
I always liked Leave it to Beaver better, but this show was just as good in many ways. It's hard to believe that a show about a family actually starred a family. Even though Ricky Nelson met a tragic end in life, at least he left people something good to remember him by.