5 great television moms

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">FILE - In this Sept. 22, 1986 file photo, actress Barbara Billingsley poses next to a portrait of her television family, Hugh Beaumont, Tony Dow, Jerry Mathers and herself as the Cleaver family from &#34;Leave It To Beaver.&#34; Why settle for one great mom when, as any TV viewer knows, you can adopt a series of them? AP Television Writer Lynn Elber chooses five of the best sit com moms, from the demure 1950s version, such as the role of June Cleaver played by Barbara Billingsley, to the freewheeling 21st-century incarnation. &#40;AP Photo&#47;Doug C. Pizac, File&#41;</span></div>
May 12, 2012 11:42:51 AM PDT