Episode from the podcastMobituaries with Mo Rocca

The Rural Purge: Death of the Country Broadcasting System

Released Friday, 6th December 2019
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In the early 1970's, CBS axed its slate of hit country-themed sitcoms. The Beverly Hillbillies, Green Acres, and Petticoat Junction were just three of the shows that bought the farm. Mo talks to Linda Henning (star of Petticoat Junction), author Sara Eskridge and TV critic Alan Sepinwall about the sitcom slaughter.