In Praise of Today’s TV Moms

Saying that no one could possibly live up to the TV dream moms of the 1950s and 1960s, Jill Hudson Neal wrote in the Washington Post that she’s glad that today’s women have a more realistic array of counterparts populating the small screen, from Dr. Miranda Bailey on “Grey’s Anatomy” and Christine Campbell on “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” to Lynette Scavo on “Desperate Housewives.” “. . . [T]hey’re modern American mothers,” she wrote. “And we love them because they actually lead lives that look somewhat like ours.” (October 2007)