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 1937 TV in America (UK Viewpoint)
The pitiable showing made by television when compared with the "movies" is apparent to all who are not lost in admiration and blinded by the very real miracle of modern television.
Many television engineers are much in the same position of the man who swears his loudspeaker is a king amongst speakers because he is used to it.
Television will come in due course to the American public, but I do not believe there is any prospect of wide scale manufacture under two or perhaps three years.
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 1938 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1937 in television, other events of 1938, 1939 in television and the list of 'years in television'.
February 11 - The BBC Television Service broadcasts the first ever piece of television science-fiction, a 35-minute adaptation of a segment of the play R.U.R. by the Czech playwright Karel Capek.
April 30 - The FA Cup Final is televised for the first time by the BBC.
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 1937 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: 1936 in television, other events of 1937, 1938 in television and the list of 'years in television'.
Among the cast are Peggy Ashcroft and Greer Garson.
CBS announces their efforts to develop television broadcasts.
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 Unions/ Guilds
Although some of the unions in television and film today grew out of earlier creative guilds like Actors' Equity and the Dramatists' Guild, the primary reference point for effective unionization of the industry was passage of the National Labor Relations Act in 1935.
Television stations and cable systems in most of the larger media markets like New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago, are almost totally unionized.
Television directors were admitted in 1950, and the name Directors' Guild of America was adopted in 1960.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/U/htmlU/unionsguilds/unionsguilds.htm   (1459 words)

 GMHTV - Television Nostalgia - 1930-1949
Whether that was television or radio is beyond me. In 1931 the BBC Theatre and Chamber Orchestra was first transmitted on July 27th and December 18th respectively.
1937 saw the coronation of King George VI AND Queen Elizabeth, later to be known as the Queen Mother.
Television was back on air, resumed by the same Mickey Mouse cartoon that was last seen when the service was last on air six years before.
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 Television outside broadcast 1937 - 1962
The first true television Outside Broadcast was the Coronation of King George VI in May 1937.
My first connection, pre-war, with a television outside broadcast, was that with Scanner 1 at Heston Aerodrome, which was near Hounslow, I saw Premier Chamberlain on his return from Munich, waving his "piece of paper".
This close attention to cameras and picture channels was occasionally shattered by the call of "whisker" and disturbed by a dive to the "line suppression" knob, (or was it "flout") - to kill a gleam of white on picture.
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 Pre-War Television
TELEVISION reception is still something of a novelty, and in all its aspects is full of interest.
Unlike the usual sound receiver, there is as yet no hint of standardisation, and most television sets are quite different from one another in nearly all their details.
The H.M.V. television receiver is really two sets in one, for the vision and sound channels have only the initial circuits in common.
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 Crystal Palace Television Studios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Television Advisory Committee set up in April 1934, means had to be found of providing programmes having good entertainment value which meant dealing with groups of performers on a large stage.
The possibility of recording television programmes on film received considerable attention and by the end of 1934 this had been achieved using high-intensity cathode-ray tube and 17.5 mm cine camera.
It was the first time that colour television had been transmitted by radio link or demonstrated to the public in a theatre and never before had any outside scenes been televised in colour.
www.icce.rug.nl /~soundscapes/VOLUME01/Crystal_Palace.html   (1888 words)

 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Television is developed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
He was ahead of Zworykin, but better publicity gave Zworykin the nickname "father of television." Takayanagi transmitted an image electronically in 1926, with a 40-line resolution and film running at 14 frames per second.
The first live journalistic event covered by television was the 1937 coronation of Britain's King George VI.
In the 1990s, high-definition television sets came on the market, with more than 1,000 lines per screen instead of the usual 525 or 625.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dt26tv.html   (385 words)

 1937 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
1934 1935 1936 - 1937 - 1938 1939 1940
1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar).
May - becomes the first television critic, with his Atlantic Monthly article, the "Errors of Television".
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1937   (1789 words)

 Radio-Craft Magazine, March 1939
David Sarnoff, that television will be ready late in April, has called forth the usual cat-calls and pooh-poohs of a number of manufacturers who see nothing in television and now do their best to knife it.
Newspapers, terrified at the shadow of television looming on the horizon, gave considerable publicity to sceptical statements originating within the trade; little space to the advances which continued to be made during the past month.
N.B.C. televised the automobile show in New York, and also televised a fire, near which a mobile unit happened to be when the flames broke out, last month.
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Public television broadcasts began in London in 1936, and in the USA in 1939.
For transmission, a television camera converts the pattern of light it takes in into a pattern of electrical charges.
This is scanned line by line by a beam of electrons from an electron gun, resulting in variable electrical signals that represent the picture.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0002665.html   (353 words)

 screenonline: Shakespeare on Television
was often on the menu, to give the new medium a veneer of respectability, and to reflect the perceived tastes of those wealthy enough to afford early television sets.
ceased television broadcasts with the onset of war in 1939.
As with British cinema, television has given surprisingly little thought to modern updates of Shakespeare plays.
www.screenonline.org.uk /tv/id/527139   (723 words)

 List of 'years in television' - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
1969 in television - A live transmission from the moon is viewed by 600 million people around the world when Neil Armstrong walks on the moon.
1953 in television - The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is seen by approximately 20 million TV viewers in the United Kingdom.
On May 28, the first television station WGY[?] begins broadcasting in Schenectady, New York.
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 Wintall Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Technology has really improved over the past twenty years, and the days of having one television set in the home are over.
LCI television said six police officers were hurt and 11...
For the actors, live television is an alternately terrifying and invigorating proposition...
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 Chronomedia: 1937
January 19 The Underground Murder Mystery by J Bissell Thomas, the first play written for television, is broadcast by the BBC.
February 11 Philco Radio and Television Corporation stages the first demonstration of a television system (441-line 30 fps, 60 fields interlaced 2:1) at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, after three months of development of the new line format.
May 7 Explosion of Hindenburg airship at Lakehurst, New Jersey, is reported ‘live’ by Herbert Morrison of WLS Chicago, who spontaneously uses the phrase 'Oh, the humanity!' at the sight of the burning wreck.
www.terramedia.co.uk /Chronomedia/years/1937.htm   (1358 words)

 1937 in television -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
May - Gilbert Seldes becomes the first television critic, with his (Click link for more info and facts about Atlantic Monthly) Atlantic Monthly article, the "Errors of Television".
May 12 - The BBC use their outside broadcast unit for the first time, to televise the (The ceremony of installing a new monarch) coronation of (Click link for more info and facts about King George VI) King George VI.
May 15 - (Click link for more info and facts about RCA) RCA demonstrates projection television, with images enlarged to 8 by 10 feet, at the (Click link for more info and facts about Institute of Radio Engineers) Institute of Radio Engineers convention.
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 Antique Radio Classified--Vintage Televisions
However, this television equipment deal resulting from the 1933 thaw between the U. and the USSR was given only limited publicity.
While most of the 1972 Poch translated article is centered on the development and construction of the present day Russian television tower at Ostankino, Poch does state that plans for the first Moscow television broadcast center were made at the end of 1936.
It is speculated that the continuous tuning model was chosen for export to Russia, as television broadcasting channel allocations were probably not the same as in America.
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 year television invented   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In 1922 a 14-year-old farm boy first sketched his idea for television for his science teacher...
Television Invented History of the Television Year Television Invented First Inventor of Television...
covered by television was the 1937 coronation of Britain's King George VI.
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 DuMont Television Sign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Allen B. DuMont was one of the true pioneers in television.
His company, DuMont Laboratories, was one of the first American companies to market an all electronic home television receiver in 1937 and founded one of the first television broadcast networks in the late 1940's.
They were noted for large, expensive, high quality sets (including a 30-inch monster), but they couldn't compete with the giants like RCA, and by the late 1950's, the company passed into history.
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 List of years in television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
1997 in television - Ellen DeGeneres shocked many via her show, announcing she was a lesbian; parental advisories debuted on the show.
1989 in television - The Simpsons and Seinfeld premiere
1966 in television - Canadian television stations broadcast in color for the first time, while color is now the standard in all US television.
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 Timeline Television
1948 Mar 20, A televised concert by NBC Symphony was conducted by Arturo Toscanini.
Some 30 million television viewers watched as Nixon, Dwight Eisenhower‘s running mate in the upcoming presidential elections, made a plea for sympathy and vindication in light of charges he was living a lifestyle beyond the means of his $12,500 Senate salary.
It was an unmanned spacecraft carrying six television cameras that was to crash-land on the moon.
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 cable of television history pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Today, cable television is popular because of the wide variety of programming...
Color television in the United States had a protracted history due to...
television stations, the first to use coaxial cable for improved picture...
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 Guiding Light's Origin
It began with a radio broadcast on January 25, 1937.
It's first television broadcast was on June 30, 1952 and was 15 minutes long.
From that time until August 1956 the cast did the same scripts for radio and television each day.
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 Biography of David Hofman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
David Hofman started his career as the only male television announcer in the world before World War II, and has ended it as one of the forces behind the rapid rise of the Baha'i Faith to become one of the largest independent world religions.
Visiting the Whitehorse Baha'i community this week as part of a national tour, David recalled his time as the only male BBC television announcer between 1937 and 1948, at a time of "experimental" broadcasts.
He became a Baha'i in 1930s in Canada and in 1937 established a Baha'i Publishing Trust in the UK, 'George Ronald', which still exists today.
www.uga.edu /bahai/News/020597.html   (452 words)

 Interview with David Weinstein
In 1937, well before television was available commercially, DuMont applied for its first permit to build a television station.
Du Mont's story illustrates the possibilities and pitfalls of entrepreneurship in mid-century America, with particular attention to the emerging television industry.
It provides a nuanced analysis of the origins and development of the three-network system that dominated television until the rise of cable in the 1980s.
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