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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1928
May 10 - The first regular schedule of television programming begins in Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB (the station was popularly known as WGY Television; after its sister radio station, WGY).
Griffiths experiment was conducted in 1928 by Frederick Griffith which was one of the first experiments suggesting that bacteria are capable of transferring genetic information, otherwise known as the “transforming principle”, which was later discovered to be DNA.
William Joseph Kennedy (born January 16, 1928) is an American writer and journalist from Albany, NY, whose novels, many of which feature the interaction of members of the fictional Phelan family, are based in local history and the supernatural.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1928   (7932 words)

 How "Stereoscopic" Television is Shown
Television images in, apparently, three dimensions were demonstrated for the first time on August 10 in the Baird Laboratories in Long Acre, before an audience of scientists and representatives of the press.
Stereoscopic television gives the image the appearance of solidity and depth, so that it does not look like a flat picture, but like an actual living object.
By applying the stereoscope principle to television, it has now become possible to transmit television images with all the appearance of depth and solidity; and, by a further combination of colored television with stereoscopic television, the complete illusion of images in natural colors, and with depth and solidity becomes possible.
www.bairdtelevision.com /stereo.html   (796 words)

 Television History: The Beginning of a New Medium
Considering the fact that television was mostly developed by private investors, it is not difficult to foresee their involvement in these regulation processes.
Sarnoff believed that television would benefit everyone; the local merchants would benefit from advertising and the general public would be entertained and informed from the comfort of their very own living room.
Alas, the world of television, as controversial and complicated as it seems, is all narrowed down and centered around that electronical box that sits in almost everyone’s living room.
members.tripod.com /~TVHistory/paper.html   (3026 words)

 Television Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The show was filmed in front of a live audience rather than televised live which made it possible to have a high-quality print of each episode.
This debate is attributed to being a key factor to Kennedy’s narrow victory in the November election.
Television has gone from representing the nuclear family in the 1950s in shows such as "Ozzie and Harriet" to representing dysfunctional families in the 1990s in such shows as "Oprah" and "Jerry Springer."
users.manchester.edu /Student/DCGordon/timeline.htm   (1027 words)

 W1XAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
But Boston was no stranger to television-- the history of this mass medium goes all the way back to the late 1920s, and a story which most people today (including the residents of the town where the pioneering experiments first took place) have probably never heard.
The advances occurring in television technology were still followed mainly by those engineers directly involved, such as General Electric’s highly respected Ernst Alexanderson, who gave a public demonstration of a “home television set” in Schenctady NY in January of 1928.
When they saw the 1928 version of television, they failed to see the fuzzy images and distorted audio as something thrilling; to them, television was just not ready for the general public, and no matter what its proponents claimed, it was not worth writing about yet.
tvhistory.tv /W1XAY.htm   (4332 words)

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However, he had no method of amplifying the very weak signals that were produced by a selenium cell in order to build a workable receiver.
Boris Rosing, who had developed a television system in Russia 1907, utilizing a mechanical disc for its camera and cathode-ray tube for its receiver.
Vladimir Zworykin who on leaving Russia to work in the United States, was granted a patent in 1923 for his development of a television system that undoubtedly paved the way for all future electronic television systems.
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www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/television.html   (7619 words)

 1928 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pictures are transmitted from Motograph House, London by telephone cable to Bert Clapp's station GK2Z at 40 Warwick Road, Coulsdon, Surrey, and then by radio to Hartsdale, New York, United States.
The first outside broadcast is made by John Baird on his roof in 133 Long Acre, London, featuring the actor Jack Buchanan.
British television producer and executive; controller of BBC One (1977-1981) and managing director of BBC Television (1981-1987).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1928_in_television   (216 words)

 Modern Facilities of Entertainment - Television/Movies « science and technology in entertainment
Television was not invented by a single inventor, instead many people working together and alone over the years, contributed to the evolution of television.
The television pioneer created the first televised pictures of objects in motion (1924), the first televised human face (1925) and a year later he televised the first moving object image at the Royal Institution in London.
Cable television formerly known as Community Antenna Television or CATV is introduced in Pennsylvania as a means of bringing television to rural areas.
stentertainment.wordpress.com /2007/02/02/televisionmovies   (3752 words)

 Information Please: 1928
John Baird beams a television image from England to the United States.
The first television is sold -- a Daven for $75.
Physics: In 1929, the 1928 prize was awarded to Sir Owen Richardson (UK), for work on the phenomenon of thermionics and discovery of the Richardson Law
www.infoplease.com /year/1928.html   (250 words)

Demonstrations of German television systems were made at the Berlin Broadcasting Exhibitions of 1928 and 1929.
Television coverage of the Berlin Olympics of 1936 was performed.
In Britain television standard of 405 lines was adopted in 1937 and all-electrical television was established after a full-scale public experimental service in 1936 using both mechanical and electrical television.
www.ucalgary.ca /~bakardji/Television   (1038 words)

 HISTORY - TELEVISION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
From early experiments with electro-mechanical devices television broadcasting has quickly become both a means for entertainment and a mechanism to bring news from remote locations around the world into people's homes.
The political influencing ability of television arguably now exceeds any other media, with the progress of conflicts being followed in real-time in a way that would not have been possible only a few decades ago.
The entertainment industry that has grown up around television is immense with many global corporations involved in the trading of material for transmission on a daily basis.
www.dennisglass.com /history-tl-television.html   (1520 words)

 Adventures in CyberSound: History of Television Technology
Television's initial developments are linked to pioneering attempts to both improve and send still images down a telegraph wire.
It was November of 1928 when television visionary David Sarnoff of RCA announced "The Dawning Age of Sight by Radio".
Electronic television is based on the development of the cathode ray tube, which is the picture tube found in modern television sets.
www.acmi.net.au /AIC/TV_HIST_FORTNER.html   (2957 words)

 John Logie Baird: Forgotten Pioneer of Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The first demonstration of true television anywhere in the world occurred on 26 January to invited members of the Royal Institution.
The same year the inventor formed the Baird Television Development Company, he made demonstrated long-distance transmission from the London area to Glasgow in 1927, made in direct response to an AT&T demonstration between New York and Washington, D.C., a mere 250 miles.
Selfridge was impressed by Baird's television system and made the inventor an offer he couldn't refuse: for 50 guineas a week, Baird would demonstrate his apparatus in the Oxford Street store three times a day for three weeks.
www.thehistorynet.com /bh/bllogiebaird/index2.html   (743 words)

 Eye of the World: John Logie Baird, Television and Sydenham by Malcom Baird
Although television has not been adopted in movie theatres, the showing of films on television has become a big business; Rank Cintel (which had evolved from Baird Television) is one of the leading manufacturers of telecine equipment.
Television was not yet a mass medium and total receiver sales did not pass the 1500 figure until the summer of 1937.
Baird Television Ltd. went into liquidation, and Baird found himself to be, in his own words, "a free agent." Sydney Moseley and Donald Flamm urged Baird to move with his family to the United States where he could continue his research in better conditions, but he politely declined.
www.sydenham.org.uk /john_logie_baird_00.html   (5883 words)

 Baird Television
The reopening ceremony was attended by the Curator of Television at the NMeM, Iain Logie Baird, who is a grandson of John Logie Baird.
The television roles of Alexandra Palace and the Crystal Palace are remembered only through the efforts of underfunded historical societies made up of mostly private individuals.
June 1, the Derby horse race televised by Baird Television Ltd. from Epsom, Surrey to the Metropole Cinema in London.
www.bairdtelevision.com   (1748 words)

 Post-News Educational Services -- Television Goes Digital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Sometimes analog broadcasts can be weak and produce a fuzzy picture, prompting frustrated viewers to adjust their TV antennaes to try to receive a stronger signal for a sharper image.
In this week's lesson, you'll learn about the history and evolution of television technology and find out what the future of television will mean for viewers in the digital age.
Television hardware has evolved from mechanical to electronic, from a tiny orange display to notebook-sized fl and white, to home theater color.
www.post-newseducation.com /nieag22.shtml   (728 words)

 RCA projection television at the World's Fair, 1939
RCA includes a demonstration of projection television in its pavilion at the World's Fair in New York.
The projector uses a high-power five-inch cathode ray tube and a magnifying optical system capable of projecting images onto a specially-coated reflective screen four feet wide by three feet high but capable of going up to seven feet wide by five feet high.
RCA has been working on large-screen television since 1928 and continues to do so for the next decade or more.
www.terramedia.co.uk /cinema-television/RCA_projection_television.htm   (113 words)

 Eye of the World: John Logie Baird and Television (Part II)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Although television has not been adopted in movie theatres, the showing of films on television has become a big business; Rank Cintel (which had evolved from Baird Television) is one of the leading manufacturers of telecine equipment.
Television was not yet a mass medium and total receiver sales did not pass the 1500 figure until the summer of 1937.
Baird Television Ltd. went into liquidation, and Baird found himself to be, in his own words, "a free agent." Sydney Moseley and Donald Flamm urged Baird to move with his family to the United States where he could continue his research in better conditions, but he politely declined.
www.finearts.uwaterloo.ca /juhde/baird962.htm   (5846 words)

 1929 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of television-related events in 1929.
Herbert Ives and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City demonstrate color mechanical television (this was first achieved by John Logie Baird the previous year).
The 50-line color images are of a bouquet of roses and an American flag.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1929_in_television   (111 words)

 John Logie Baird
He was born in Helensburgh in Scotland on 14th August 1888 to parents Jessie and the Reverend John Baird, I seem to remember seeing evidence suggesting that Jessie's maiden name was Logie and I hope to find that evidence again one day.
1925 he sent and received the first wireless television signal using a 30 line resolution transmitter the Televisor using a modified Niplow disc which was capable of producing colour and 3 dimensional pictures.
Before he died in 1946 he was working on producing television using 1000 lines resolution - in 1990 the Japanese produced a television using 1125 lines - it took a long time to catch up, if we have yet, as most modern TVs in the home use 625 lines still.
homepage.ntlworld.com /m.baird2/famous/johnlogie.html   (373 words)

 The Mechanical Era
In 1928, Jenkins began irregular broadcasts of the crude silhouettes he called radiomovies.
Television followed a similar route into the home, but its complex and expensive assemblage dictated a lengthier experimental period before costs came down, and before the invention of larger screens and clearer pictures could domesticate "seeing at a distance."
Despite these early limitations, the pioneers of crude mechanical television demonstrated basic principles of picture scanning and synchronization of transmission and reception.
www.mztv.com /mech1.html   (669 words)

 UMI :: Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
When Television was first published in March 1928 it described itself correctly as 'The World's First Television Journal'.
Today it is an invaluable historical document in the field of mass communications with early issues already collectors' items.
The microform edition spans more than 50 years making it possible for researchers to track developments in the television industry from changing relations with the government including the televising of Parliament to the impact of cable and satellite broadcasting systems.
www.il.proquest.com /research/pt-product-Television-113.shtml   (77 words)

 Inventor Philo Farnsworth (1906-1971) Revolutionizes Television - 1928
Inventor Philo Farnsworth (1906-1971) Revolutionizes Television - 1928
Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1906-1971) invented the current system of television transmission and reception at his 202 Green Street laboratory, and it can be said it was one of the great scientific inventions of the 20th century.
Two major advances in television were announced yesterday by a young inventor who has been quietly working away in his laboratory in San Francisco and has evolved a system of television basically different from any system yet in operation.
www.sfmuseum.org /hist10/philo.html   (793 words)

 Dan Blocker (1928 - 1972) - Find A Grave Memorial
He is best remembered for his role of ‘Hoss Cartwright' in the TV series, "Bonanza," which ran from 1959 to 1972.
Born in Bowie County, Texas, he entered the movie and television field in 1955 with his first role in the film, "Hook a Crook" (1955).
His big break came with the role of ‘Hoss Cartwright' in the 1959 television series, "Bonanza," in which he played one of four sons to a wealthy Nevada rancher played by actor Lorne Greene.
www.findagrave.com /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSvcid=7757&GRid=101&   (262 words)

Television came into being based on the inventions and discoveries of many men and scientists.
The 'first' generation of television sets were not entirely electronic.
On January 23, 1926, John Logie Baird (of Scotland) gave the world's first public demonstration of a mechanical television apparatus to approximately 40 members of the Royal Institution at his laboratory on Frith Street.
www.tvhistory.tv /pre-1935.htm   (702 words)

 Baird.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
First to record television signals on steel and wax disks.
First to demonstrate stereoscopic television in 3 dimensions.
Further descriptions of the details of John Baird's life and contribution to television are readily available on the Internet.
www.televisionexperimenters.com /baird.html   (224 words)

 The Honorary Consulate Of Romania In Detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The national television, which had initially transmitted on two channels for 20-24 hours a day, reduced its program to one channel, and broadcast only two hours a day.
After 1990, there was an exponential growth in the number of newspapers and magazines, publishing houses, radio and television studios and news agencies-all in the private sector.
The National Television Company, with over 13,000 hours of transmission per year, has three channels: TVR1, TVR2, and TVR International, with local studios in the cities of Iasi, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara.
www.romanianconsulate.com /e-gen_news.htm   (427 words)

 Radio News Television Number Nov. 1928
This special "Television Number" of Radio News was published by Hugo Gernsback in 1929.
The images were scanned by a spinning disk similar to the disk used in live TV broadcasting.
When I attended the 2005 convention at the Early Television Museum in Hilliard, Ohio, I saw a demonstration of a working replica of a scanning disk television.
antiqueradio.org /rn28111.htm   (412 words)

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