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Classic TV Shows Get Stamp of Approval

The secret word this summer is going to be “postage stamp.”

The U.S. Postal Service today unveiled its 2009 lineup of commemorative stamps, and one set to be unveiled Aug. 11 is dedicated to early TV memories.Stamps

Among programs to be commemorated in the 20-stamp series: the Groucho Marx-hosted game show "You Bet Your Life," where saying the secret word got the player $100. Also on the list are "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Dinah Shore Show," "Dragnet," "The Ed Sullivan Show," "The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show," "Hopalong Cassidy," "The Honeymooners," "Howdy Doody," "I Love Lucy," "Kukla, Fran and Ollie," "Lassie," "The Lone Ranger," "Perry Mason," "The Phil Silvers Show," "Red Skelton," "Texaco Star Theater," "The Tonight Show" and "The Twilight Zone."

The Postal Service said the dedication of the stamps is slated to take place in Los Angeles.