hoosier_daddy saidI grew up in Indiana, where we didn't celebrate DST. In the summer, we were Central time zone, and in the winter, we were Eastern. We called it "slow time" and "fast time".
We were cool like that . . .
I lived a couple of years in Kentucky, which like Indiana is partly in the Eastern Time Zone, and partly Central. In fact, Indiana is one of the most western parts of the Eastern time zone.
Which means your Summer nights stay light incredibly late, not totally dark until nearly midnight in June & July. But conversely, morning sunrise is very late, compared to other parts of the country.
But that's the thing with this whole idea of daylight savings time: the daylight hours aren't the same everywhere in the US in relation to the sun, because the US time zones are so wide. So you can argue that YOUR part of the US sees an earlier or later sunrise & sunset, as the time changes to and from daylight savings, but that isn't what EVERYONE is experiencing from coast to coast by the clock, nor from North to South. NYC sees an earlier sunrise with the change to EDT, but Louisville, KY still sees a fairly late sunrise for its morning commute.
Furthermore, US time zones were set up by the railroads in the mid-1800s, and often make no good geographical or even political sense. There's no reason why 4 midwestern States (Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota & North Dakota) are each split between Central and Mountain Time. Those States should all be completely in Central Time.