We got the first set in there abouts 1957 or so. I vaguely recall it, my mother was against it and said it would destroy everything, she allowed it in deference to my father, or so she said. Oddly, I remember her watching it more than he did (even before he died...not sure if he watched after he died). We didn't watch a lot. Wasn't much radio either, we had the dining room wooden case tuber, in the morning and a smaller black plastic cased tuber in the living room which rarely got use. Television was an hour or two here and there at first, then gradually built up to the evening news and then one day, it was on midday. When up in Vermont, the reception was often bad, consequently not a whole lot of television. They were more talkers anyways and also a lot of time outdoors, weather permitting. I can't recall if Jerome and Irene had a set.
I spent most of my time in either my bedroom when I had one, or off on the side of a room, with my maps and atlases, letting my imagination take off. Reading books became tough for a time (a long story), then, at about 14 I got the black plastic tube radio as my very own...damn thing got hot, melted a candle on top of it
I can't recall a lot what I saw back then beyond a show here or there, nothing regular or what grabbed me enough that I felt I just had to see it or else.