Here's what O'Reilly's 'good old days' included

2012-12-03T00:00:00Z Here's what O'Reilly's 'good old days' included
December 03, 2012 12:00 am

Bill O'Reilly of Fox News often talks about the good old days-- the "Leave It to Beaver" era.

Ward and June are nice average people with a wholesome family when "America was America." The show aired from 1957 to 1963. O'Reilly pines for those wonderful simple times.

How good were the good old days?

1957- Russia launches Sputnik and scares the world.

1957 - Gov. Orval Faubus of Arkansas fights school integration and federal troops are brought in.

1958 - President Dwight Eisenhower sends the Marines to Lebanon.

1959 - Fidel Castro takes over Cuba.

1960 - Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane shot down over Russian territory.

1960 - 900 "advisers" in Vietnam.

1961 - Berlin Wall erected.

1961 - Bay of Pigs fiasco.

1962 - Cuban missile crisis. World War III averted.

1962 - Vatican II

1963 - JFK killed in Texas.

1963 - LBJ becomes President

1963 - 15,000 "advisors" in Vietnam

Ah yes- apple pie, Chevrolet, and Ward and June.

- Wil Struggard, Lowell

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