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  Television in The World of Tomorrow
Sales of the deluxe mechanical television receivers were limited to extreme enthusiasts or the wealthy due to their high cost.
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.
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  1939 in television article - 1939 in television 1938 television other events 1939 1940 television list 'years - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
See also: 1938 in television, other events of 1939, 1940 in television and the list of 'years in television'.
April - television demonstrations are held at the World's Fair in New York City and the Golden Gate International Exhibition in San Francisco, California.
It was feared that the VHF waves of television would act as a perfect homing signal for guiding enemy bombers to central London: in any case, the engineers of the television service would be needed for the war effort, particularly for RADAR.
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 The Development of Television in America (1939)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Originally television was not well recieved, it faced many problems that never had been faced before.
Producers and directors of television had to be concerned with the visual as well as vocal impact of their product.
The television programs had to always be different rather than live shows that were the same show performed over and over.
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 Early Television in Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Television has at last started in Italy and the first public television performance under the control of ERAR was given before an audience of specially invited guests including Italian and foreign journalists.
In many television receivers it is possible to increase the line speed of the time-base generator to take cognisance of this change, while in addition since the carrier frequency is not yet settled it will also be necessary to change this slightly from the British standard of 45 megacycles for vision.
One lens focuses the scene to be televised onto the mosaic signal plate, while the second lens focuses the same scene onto an observation plate at the rear of the camera housing, so that the camera man can be sure of keeping the picture in exact focus and within the plate area limits.
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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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 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.
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 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.
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 The 1939 World's Fair Gallery
Television in the United States made its formal debut at the World's Fair in New York City on Sunday April 30, 1939 with the first Presidential address on Television by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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.
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 Children and Television--Using Tv Sensibly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Still, concern about the impact of television on children began when TV was in its infancy.
While it is true that advertising helps to support the programs on commercial television, scientists have found that advertising can cause children to "want" toys or foods that they do not need and that their families cannot afford.
We know that television is most effective as a teacher when it is attuned to the needs of the viewer.
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 Radio Design Group - How It Works: Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The radio waves that carry television pictures to you are the exact same radio waves that carry the news to you in your car.
Since television signals take up a lot of bandwidth (typically 1000 times that of audio signals) it is important to conserve channel space as much as possible.
There are more lines in HDTV than in regular television (almost three times as many) and the picture is wider, making viewing more like "going to the movies." The new proposed standards for HDTV in the United States also use digital transmission, which should improve the overall quality of the picture as well.
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 Television Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
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."
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 1939 article - 1939 1936 1937 1938 1940 1941 1942 Decades 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
May 17 - The first baseball game (Princeton-Columbia) is broadcast on television, from Baker Field in New York.
June 1 - The first heavyweight boxing match is televised, Max Baer vs Lou Nova, form Yankee Stadium.
September 1 - As World War II began, BBC television abruptly stopped its broadcasting in the middle of a Mickey Mouse cartoon (The BBC would resume its broadcasting at that same point after the war in 1945)
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 Don Lee-KFRC and KHJ Television - 1939
Another pace-setting development in the Pacific Coast’s march of television was the lacing in operation of the United States’ largest completely successful cathode-ray teleceiver tubes—the “screen” on which images are received is the flat end of the cathode-ray tube.
Although Don Lee television developments employ patented methods and devices for producing and receiving images, they are exactly according to national standards agreed upon by all television industry factors.
Third, and most promising of all developments for the Don Lee television interests, was the recent step taken by the government to include the organization in a national television standardization conference.
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 Discovery Online, The Skinny On ... Why There's No Channel 1 on a TV
In 1939 RCA asked the Federal Communications Commission to designate 13 television channels, enough to deliver three networks to every part of the country without interference.
Television, he announced, could ask for its bandwidth after FM radio got what it needed.
Television was given pieces of what remained in VHF: Channels 2, 3 and 4 reside between 54 and 72 MHz.
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 Television in American Popular Culture
Unfortunately, however, television is, so far, doomed to small areas and hence small markets, because at present, transmitters can broadcast their waves a distance of only 50 miles.
In the ensuing decades, television would reach far more than 50% of the population, profits would far exceed investments, and consumers would be enthralled.
Television not only "made it" after its debut at the World's Fair it has become an entrenched part of our culture; indeed, it only continues to grow and improve with, for example, the current release of high definition and the post-1980 explosion in cable channels.
www.americanpopularculture.com /archive/tv/commercial_tv.htm   (616 words)

 The New Yorker: From the Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
We went last week to a demonstration of television on the sixty-second floor of the R.C.A. Building, where some rather startling images were ending up after being tossed around the midtown district.
One of the encouraging (to us) aspects of television in its present stage is that the face of a televised person frequently seems to be mounted on watered silk.
Then there was a comedienne named Hildegarde, identified in the press release as "Job #4704." She was a nice job all right, and it seemed silly not to run down to the third floor and get a really bang-up look at her, but we didn't have the guts.
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 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   (580 words)

 Television in The World of Tomorrow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sales of the proper mechanical television receivers were limited to extreme enthusiasts or the wealthy due to their high cost.
RCA had begun to develop reliable television broadcast technology long before their legal case had been settled, and in 1939 had readied their production line to produce 4 different models of consumer TV receivers.
The RCA "Television Laboratory" exhibit featured a display of Vladimir Zworykin's experimental television camera tubes (such as Iconoscopes) and picture tubes (these tubes were often called Kinescopes).
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 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)

 1939 in television -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
April - television demonstrations are held at the (Click link for more info and facts about World's Fair) World's Fair in New York City and the Golden Gate International Exhibition in (Click link for more info and facts about San Francisco, California) San Francisco, California.
June 1 - The first heavyweight (Fighting with the fists) boxing match is televised, (Click link for more info and facts about Max Baer) Max Baer vs Lou Nova, from (Click link for more info and facts about Yankee Stadium) Yankee Stadium.
June 14 - (A type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes) Blues singer (United States actress and singer (1896-1977)) Ethel Waters' variety show airs on NBC.
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 IDSA -- About ID
Also in 1936, The first television experimental broadcast field-tests were conducted by RCA in New York and Alexandra Palace, London using (already then outmoded) mechanical television.
So by 1939, Farnsworth was receiving royalties for the use of his invention from RCA.
In 1954, when there were 26 million households with fl and white television sets, RCA introduced the first consumer color sets, using a new tri-color picture tube, but reception was still unreliable.
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 How Television Works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The rapid repetition of moving images (in film or television) tricks the brain into perceiving continuous images.
The Iconoscope was the camera pick-up tube that was most commonly used in 1939 TV cameras.
Inside the Iconoscope, the image is projected onto a photosensitive plate and scanned by an electron beam, breaking the elements of the image into a series of electrical impulses.
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 Early Television Foundation
The 2008 Early Television Convention will be held on May 2, 3 and 4 at the museum in Hilliard, Ohio.
The 2007 Early Television Convention was held on May 4, 5 and 6 at the museum in Hilliard, Ohio.
The Early Television Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and restoration of television receiving and camera equipment from the early days of television.
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 Who is the inventor of television?
Up until this point, the concept behind television was established, but it wasn’t until electronic scanning of imagery (the breaking up of images into tiny points of light for transmission over radio waves), was invented, that modern television received its start.
Farnsworth was the first of the two inventors to successfully demonstrate the transmission of television signals, which he did on September 7, 1927, using a scanning tube of his own design.
The president of RCA sought to control television the same way that they controlled radio and vowed that, “RCA earns royalties, it does not pay them,” and a 50 million dollar legal battle subsequently ensued.
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 Timeline Television
1939 Aug 26, The first televised major league baseball games were shown on experimental station W2XBS, a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
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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 RCA Model TRK-12 Television at the 1939 World's Fair
Many people had their first look at television at the 1939 World's Fair in New York.
RCA had a number of TRK-12 televisions on display in their impressive exhibit hall that was shaped like a Vacuum Tube.
The centerpiece was the Phantom TRK-12 shown above, whose cabinet was made of transparent Lucite.
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 April 1939, Television Begins its first Public Broadcasts at the New York Worlds Fair.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Due to the low number of television receiving sets available it is estimated than only several hundred viewers were able to watch the opening ceremonies and visitors being televised.
A signal was sent via the "Telemobile" (RCA/NBC mobile Television van) to the Empire State transmitter and rebroadcast to the television sets at the fair.
The first retail revenue to flow into television would be from visitors to the exhibit and customers willing to pay $600 for a television receiving set.
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