As I was enjoying my chili cheese dogs last night in my Bunny hot dog rolls and washed down with Sundrop “cola”, I suddenly remembered watching the Carolina Homemaker show on WBT in the 1970s.
Betty did the show live for the first 20 years before there was video tape, and I’m pretty sure she continued to do it live, or at least live to tape. There was no studio audience – just Betty and the camera.
The show was so anachronistic, even for the time, let alone by today’s ideas, but it gives lots of insights into the culture of North Carolina. She was from Tennessee, where she had a college degree in home economics.
Despite doing around 7,000 shows on her career, apparently only two have survived.
So sit back an enjoy her lessons in what being a good wife and woman was about