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In Season 6, Episode 1 of Mad Men, Don is observed watching something on the television.enter image description here

Is there a symbolic importance to what is on the television? Given that we're shown what it is, I doubt it is just casually thrown on the TV for no reason.

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That's the Donna Reed Show, which ran from 1958 to 1966 and depicted the perfect American family, which is what Don had tried to create with Betty, but failed. If this episode is an indication of things to come, he seems to be heading into a downward spiral.

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Much better. Bravo. –  wbogacz Apr 10 '13 at 10:19
    
Killin it as usual, @MaryJoFinch –  stevvve Apr 10 '13 at 20:01

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