I Love Lucy: A Real Life Love Story Watched in Front of the Nation

    I Love Lucy debuted in 1951 and became the most watched show in the United States for four of its six seasons. The sitcom won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations and honors and voted the “Best TV Show of All Time.” In spring 1952, less than a year after its debut on CBS, I Love Lucy was the number one TV show in the country-and its stars, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, were the nation’s most-watched couple.

    It seems the perfect relationship played out in front of our eyes. We look back in time and see how Hollywood’s ideal couple lived out their love story in front of America and as a result, how America fell in love with the Hollywood couple. I Love Lucy gave the American public not only groundbreaking entertainment but one of the century’s most passionate love stories.