Excerpt from the Newport Daily News Article published 8/26/2015
For generations, the word “family” traditionally conjured up the notion of a mommy and a daddy, sisters and brothers, grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles — the whole community of blood relatives. And although that family still exists today, overall the context of family as we have known it has been — and is — rapidly changing.
For one thing, the traditional nuclear family structure has been changed by the events surrounding it — the economy, the changing of cultural norms, the effects of television and movies, the broadening of choices newly available, the availability of travel and many other factors. Put simply, nuclear television families like Donna Reed and Ozzie and Harriet modeled
in the ’50s no longer exist.
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