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  Television in The World of Tomorrow
The ceremony was televised, and watched by several hundred viewers on TV receivers inside the RCA Pavilion at the fairgrounds, as well as on receivers installed on the 62nd floor of Radio City in Manhattan.
Television was such a novelty at the time that "I was televised" cards were handed out as a souvenir of the experience.
In 1938, Allen B. DuMont Laboratories, established by the inventor and entrepreneur of the same name, had already offered the first electronic TV sets for sale to the public (prior to the Fair) with their 180 model.
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  Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The earliest television sets were radios with the addition of a television device consisting of a neon tube with a mechanically spinning disk (the Nipkow disk, invented by Paul Gottlieb Nipkow) that produced a red postage-stamp size image.
Television in its original and still most popular form involves sending images and sound over radio waves in the VHF and UHF bands, which are received by a receiver (a television set).
Paralleling television's growing primacy in family life and society, an increasingly vocal chorus of legislators, scientists and parents is raising objections to the uncritical acceptance of the medium.
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 1938 in television Details, Meaning 1938 in television Article and Explanation Guide
See also: 1937 in television, other events of 1938, 1939 in television and the list of 'years in television'.
February 11 - The BBC 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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 Television: The History
Television is now considered to be the best source of entertainment and a powerful source of information.
Television", Murrow was born on April 25,1908 in Guilford County, North Carolina.
Television was a well respected man within the television and Journalism world.
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 GMHTV - Television Nostalgia - 1930-1949
All television years are included up to the very present and will be updated as much as possible in the future.
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.
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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 1938 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 2 - The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is first televised by the BBC.
April 30 - The FA Cup Final is televised for the first time by the BBC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1938_in_television   (345 words)

 Farnsworth, Philo
And here the first crude television image was created from the Farnsworth system when a photograph of a young woman was transmitted in the San Francisco Green Street laboratory on 7 September 1927.
In 1931, Farnsworth moved to Philadelphia to establish a television department for Philco.
By 1933 when Philco decided that television patent research was no longer a part of its corporate vision, Farnsworth returned to his own labs.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/F/htmlF/farnsworthp/farnsworthp.htm   (583 words)

 W9XAT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Instead of a color picture of several hundred lines electronically scanned, television at that time consisted of a fl and white picture captured and viewed on devices that contained spinning wheels or spirals with a number of tiny pinholes and mirrors to mechanically illuminate, scan and display the picture.
The FCC was not in favor of the continued promotion of mechanical television, and required Doctor Young to put his renewal application before a hearing.
Television would not return to the Twin Cities until KSTP started experiments after World War II and commenced regular broadcasting in 1948, and the callsign W9XAT was left unissued until it was granted to the Twin City Experimental Amateur Television Society on August 31, 2002.
home.comcast.net /~lsica/w9xat   (838 words)

 The Birth of Television: Part 3 (Baird's Independant Television)
The Television Committee issued its report in late January 1935, proposing a high-definition VHF television service to be operated alternately by BTL and Marconi-EMI, and along with other political considerations, it is certainly possible that Baird was included at least partially to help discourage the company from carrying out its apparent threat to go independent.
Gaumont-British intended to distribute their newsreels by 2-metre television to their theatres, and hoped to be allowed to break the BBC monopoly to run, essentially, the world's first all-news television service.
It was demonstrated, first to the press in early December 1937 and then to the public on 4 February 1938 at the Dominion Theatre in London's Tottenham Court Road, where 8-metre vision transmissions from Crystal Palace were shown on a 12ft x 9ft screen, the sound being carried by land-line.
www.xtvworld.com /tv/bbc/baird's_indipendent_tv.htm   (3325 words)

 Zworykin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Zworykin demonstrated his all-electronic television system a full 10 years before it was introduced to the public at the 1939 New York World's Fair.
The spirally apertured rotating Nipkow disk (and other non-storage television pickup devices) employs only the light that is present at a given point in the image at the instant the scanning spot passes over that point.
Since in modern television the area of the scanning spot is only about one two-hundred-thousandth of the area of the scanning pattern, only this small fraction of the light of the image can be used.
chem.ch.huji.ac.il /~eugeniik/history/zworykin.htm   (3500 words)

 The Little Rascals- Television/Distribution
Roach decided to name the entire series "Our Gang." Audiences were discovering Our Gang through television revival in the early 1950s, where the series was renamed "The Little Rascals" in order to have rights to show them on TV.
Some of the silent shorts exist only on television prints while their complete versions are lost.
In the late 1980s, there were midnight movie showings of uncut Little Rascals films, all of which weren't seen in their original form since the original theatrical releases.
www.thelittlerascals.net /television_distribution.html   (755 words)

 Vintage Television
Long a science-fiction dream, TELEVISION was a major technical achievement of the twentieth century.
This is the Argus, a 'kit' television I constructed in 1990 from instructions which appeared in a series of Practical Television Magazines in 1952.
Billed as a "television for £20" I found this still cost about the same to construct (in real terms allowing for inflation) 38 years later.
www.radiocraft.co.uk /vintage_television/index.shtml   (585 words)

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This time it was the television that was responsible for bringing their audience into a world of delusional fantasy.
With the use of radio, television, and various other forms of mass communication there is the ability to create massive deception.
People who fall victim to the multiple deceptions of television, radio, news, and politics are just as gullible as the thousands who feared for their lives on that October night in 1938.
www.indiana.edu /~t311/hallett/sp01/paper3.doc   (1382 words)

 This Day in History 1938: First television theater opens
Massachusetts Television Institute opens a "television theater" in Boston on this day in 1938, the first theater of its kind.
Some 200 people attended the first show, which broadcast singers, musicians, and dancers who were performing in a studio above the auditorium.
Such experimental uses of television persisted throughout the 1930s, and televisions did not become common household appliances until after World War II.
www.history.com /tdih.do?action=tdihArticleYear&id=3448   (242 words)

 1941 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
April 30 - In the United States the FCC approves the NTSC standards of 525 lines and 30 frames per second, and authorizes commercial TV to begin on July 1.
May 2 - In the United States 10 television stations are granted commercial TV licenses (effective July 1).
July 1 - As a one-off special, Ralph Edwards hosts the first game broadcast on United States television, Truth or Consequences, simulcast on radio and TV and sponsored by Ivory soap.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1941_in_television   (254 words)

 Turner, Ted - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Turner, Ted (Robert Edward Turner 3d), 1938-, American television network executive, b.
After inheriting his father's billboard company, he founded (1976) a television station, WTBS, and built it into the Turner Broadcasting System (TBS).
In 1980 he established the Cable News Network (CNN), television's first 24-hour news channel, which was first met with skepticism and is now a broadcasting fixture; in 1988 he added TNT, a movie channel, and in 1992, the Cartoon Network.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Turner-T.html   (513 words)

 1938 huricane left mark on New England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The hurricane that hit New England on Sept. 21, 1938 was the region's worst so far this century.
What happened in the 1938 New England hurricane was storm surge.
Public Television's The American Experience series includes "The Hurricane of '38," which is mostly interviews with survivors and some film from 1938.
www.usatoday.com /weather/wh1938.htm   (505 words)

 1938 in television biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
See also: 1937 in television, other events of 1938, 1939 in television and the list of 'years in television'.
February 11 - The BBC 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 9 - The first televised soccer match, England v Scotland.
www.biography.ms /1938_in_television.html   (215 words)

 Ted Turner Summary
Ted Turner (born 1938), American television entrepreneur, was a pioneer in the field of cable television, establishing the first satellite superstation and the first all-news network.
Ted Turner, a flamboyant Southern entrepreneur and sportsman, first came to prominence in 1977 when, as the skipper of the winning yacht in the America's Cup race, he shocked the rather staid community of Newport Rhode Island with his wild celebra...
Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media mogul and philanthropist.
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 Television History
"I believe television is going to be the test of the modern world, and that in this new opportunity to see beyond the range of our vision, we shall discover either a new and unbearable disturbance of the general peace or a saving radiance in the sky.
During that time people called their local CBS stations to tell them who they thought this was: Catholic, Polish, Jews, Italians, African Americans and so on.
Television play based on one of the most brutal murders of the 1950s.
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 TV Turnoff Week Quotes
Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.  ~David Frost
Television was not intended to make human beings vacuous, but it is an emanation of their vacuity.  ~Malcolm Muggeridge
Television is really what we've been looking for all our lives....
www.quotegarden.com /tv-turnoff-week.html   (1368 words)

 TVRage.Com :: TV Show Summary :: Adventures of Superman :: Television Series Synopsis
Adventures of Superman was a syndicated television series based on a comic book character created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938.
Like Siegel and Shuster's comic book character, the television series Superman battled gangsters, thugs, mad scientists, and assorted ne're-do-wells in the fictional city of Metropolis.
A revival of the show had been planned for mid-summer 1959 but the project was scuttled when George Reeves died in June of that year.
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 cbs2.com - A History Of CBS 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The television station now known as CBS 2, Channel 2, Los Angeles, was originally licensed and constructed by Don Lee, Inc., as an experimental station on May 10, 1931.
In the early days, when there were very few television receivers, the station gave four hour demonstrations at the Don Lee Building in Los Angeles.
In 1960, the Station created the nation's first hour-long local news broadcast; in 1976, it was again the first television station in the country to expand the early news broadcast to two-and-a-half hours.
www.cbs2.com /misc/local_story_291212531.html   (763 words)

 Termites of 1938 - Moviefone
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 The River (1938) - Moviefone
Rating: NA Synopsis: The River was documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz's masterful follow-up to his 1936 classic The Plow That Broke the Plains.
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The River (1938) - Cast & Crew, movie showtimes, plot, synopsis, exclusive features, trailers, clips, theater listings, reviews, message boards, dvd, videos, rentals and more on Moviefone.
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 Rensselaer's School of Engineering
Inventor of the cathode ray tube, Du Mont is regarded as the founder of the American television industry.
He incorporated as the Allen B. Du Mont Laboratories in 1934 and developed and manufactured cathode ray oscilloscopes; his best customer was Ernest O. Lawrence, who used them in atomic research.
He became an influential member of the National Television Systems Committee that formulated the standards for the new industry.
www.eng.rpi.edu /soe/profile_history_1919.cfm   (156 words)

 The Andy Warhol Myths Series and Studio
Movies, radio and television reinforce these icons everyday with fanciful imagery, slogans and songs.
Movies brought us Mickey Mouse in 1928, comic books and radio introduced us to Superman in 1938 and television first brought us Howdy Doody in 1947.
Wearing a disposable, paper dress was a short-lived fad from about 1966 until 1968.
www.childrensmuseum.org /special_exhibits/andywarhol/collections.htm   (401 words)

 1938 Radio News & SW Radio (USA)
(72K) - February 1938, "Television in New York"
Interesting article about the progress of television in New York city, which states in the opening paragraph:
"The year 1938 will go down in history as the date-line of the start of television in America..."
www.tvhistory.tv /1938-Radio-News-SW.htm   (60 words)

 1937 in television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
See also: 1936 in television, other events of 1937, 1938 in television and the list of 'years in television'.
May - Gilbert Seldes becomes the first television critic, with his Atlantic Monthly article, the "Errors of Television".
May 15 - RCA demonstrates projection television, with images enlarged to 8 by 10 feet, at the Institute of Radio Engineers convention.
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 Television | 1938 Media
In our constant efforts to stay competitive with the likes of McCabe and TechCrunch, we proudly present our until now “Stealth” project - The 1938 Media 19.
On February 19, 1938, 19 people will be flown the 38 hour trip to Dubai to discuss the future of the internet.
We are asking the wrong question to the wrong people.
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