Sea Hunt probably did more to promote scuba diving than any other show, advertising, etc. I still remember Lloyd Bridges opening the show, sitting on the boat, giving a preview of that night's show..."tonight, on Sea Hunt".
I also remember thinking Mitch Miller was cool because of his facial hair. It was a fun show, like so many of that era. You didn't have to have an opinion, a political bent, an ideology, an agenda. All you needed to enjoy the shows was to want to have some light entertainment. We used to be able to escape for an hour with shows back then, and not have to have an attitude or judge others.
Sing Along With Mitch. American Bandstand. The Jackie Gleason Show. Your Hit Parade. I sure do miss them all.