Remote? We never had a remote. I grew up watching everything in black and white. All the good stuff like Amos 'n Andy, Father Knows Best, Ozzie and Harriet, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, and so many other shows I can no longer remember as they've faded into oblivion. I still remember having to watch Ruff and Reddy and Tom Terrific cartoons in black and white when I was a kid.
I think the best part of those times was that we didn't have newscasters going on a rant and preaching their own opinion. They just stuck to reporting the news. How I long for the days of Huntley-Brinkley and Walter Cronkite.