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By Lou Marzeles

It’s a new time of honor and respect for the country



People talk a lot about how similar these times are to those of past recessionary periods, even to the Great Depression. Most often they’re referring to the economy, though increasingly you hear of comparisons in popular entertainment. For example, journals that track such things report that comedies are making a big comeback on TV, after a decade of banal and presumptuosly named “reality” shows. And they include comedies that are actually funny and can be safely viewed by an entire family.

Comedies and dramas that provided hope and inspiration were hugely popular, even beloved, during the Depression and World War II, when half the population of the U.S. went to the movies twice a w...

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