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  Reader's Companion to American History - -RADIO AND TELEVISION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Television constituted a revolutionary change from radio, but its introduction was not as chaotic as that of radio, for an institutional framework already existed.
Television in the 1960s was an agent both of conformity and of rebellion, providing some images that unified America and others that reflected, and sometimes exacerbated, the country's deep racial, class, and gender divisions.
And though television continues to provide viewers with common stories and scenes of events that help construct a sense of national unity, the ideology of television programming, especially the message that limitless consumerism is the most important freedom, has alarming political and cultural implications.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_073300_radioandtele.htm   (2079 words)

 Television Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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)

 The Message of Television
By 1946, with the post-war boom, there were 6,000 TV sets, 3 million in 1948, and 12 million in 1951.
Television programming either acts as a dream for the spectators or fulfills the dreams spectators might have for a better life, luxury home and car, prestigious job, etc.
Television drama utilizes reality and all the importance and appeal of reality, but shares none of the responsibilities of bringing reality to a mass audience.
edweb.sdsu.edu /Courses/EDTEC653/EDTEC653s98/TVMSG.HTM   (2708 words)

 Media Technology Project 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Television was not only a source of viewing pleasure, but it also symbolizes the conception of democracy.
Movie producers were especially concerned with the television showing their movies therefore decreasing the attention of the movie theatres causing a lot of money to be lost in the movie business.
Television became a "hodgepodge of fiction, nonfiction, drama, comedy, and news (Lubar 255)." It is also used to express art and emotion.
www.wam.umd.edu /~kung/project2.html   (2068 words)

Airborne television, as developed during the war by RCA and NBC in cooperation with U.S. Navy, was demonstrated at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C. (March 21).
Televised pictures of surgical operations were transmitted through the air for the first time by RCA, viewed by members of the American College of Surgeons at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, presaging television as “medical lecture hall” of future.
Lage-screen theatre television was successfully introduced on a commercial basis with the signing of a contract between Fabian Theatres, Inc., and RCA for the first permanent installation of instantaneous, theatre-size TV projection equipment.
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 Broadcast Professional by Mark Bell - The Digital Journalist
Although television was introduced to the public at the World's Fair in New York in 1939, it was not until after World War II, that Clevelanders had their first glimpse of the new medium.
Consumers may find digital television incompatible with the family environment; households presently containing two or more televisions may be faced with arguments that arise over "what to watch" when "returning to the one TV per household era of the fifties" (Graham, 1998).
Television repair shops allowed viewers take home a new "color" television set while their current fl and white set was being fixed, hoping the customer will opt to purchase the color set, leaving the fl and white set at the shop.
digitaljournalist.org /issue0009/bpro/broadcast.htm   (4032 words)

 A Science Odyssey: People and Discoveries: Television is developed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
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.
This allows more of the broadcast bandwidth to be used, enabling high-definition television signals and multiple programs, audio, or data channels to be broadcast from one source simultaneously.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dt26tv.html   (385 words)

 TV & Radio Bits - Telly Years - June 1946   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Then television had to break away for an hour of 'cabaret cartoons' (whatever they are) and a guide on how to choose a hat.
When it returned in 1946, television was still a relatively modest affair; the service was still only available to viewers living within at least 40 miles of the Alexandra Palace transmitter, and programmes were only broadcast for around a total of three hours a day.
But the television service was hit again in February 1947 when a fuel crisis during the harsh winter cut programming hours back to evenings only; the Home, Light and Third radio services suffered a similar fate.
www.tvradiobits.co.uk /tellyyears/june1946.htm   (605 words)

 Television is coming back
Much of this work was being done by former television staff who had earned their release from the Services in which they had spent some six years.
And there is the same need in television as in sound broadcasting for friendly co-operation with private interests and professional organizations in the worlds of entertainment and sport, if television is to bring to the viewer the full range of broadcasts in which sight can usefully be added to sound.
But hopes that radar research would turn such exceptions into the rule have proved premature, and in 1946 the range of television, as a service to give regular entertainment to the ordinary home, is not likely to extend much beyond the forty miles.
www.transdiffusion.org /emc/baird/tvreturn   (1332 words)

 Radio Gives Way to Television
And even after television had been shown off at the 1939 World's Fair, another eight years passed before it was available to the public at large.
When the war ended, television technology improved in leaps and bounds, for just as World War I was the impetus for the improvement of radio, so too was World War II the impetus for the improvement of television.
Television companies actively sought out those servicemen who had been radio engineers because those talents could be harnessed for improving television technology.
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 IEEE History Center - Monochrome Compatible, Electric Color Television, 1946-1953
By 1947, Kell’s group had demonstrated two versions of electronic color television, the highlight of which was the use of Alda V. Bedford’s principle of mixed highs.
Princeton staff under Dr. George Brown discovered the difficulties in using the UHF band for television in terms of both propagation and power consumption, while the growing demand for channels indicated that broadcasters would use 6 MHz allotments in UHF as an extension of VHF.
The rest of the television industry agreed with the NBS, however, and had already started refining the format and technologies developed by the labs.
www.ieee.org /organizations/history_center/colortvtech.html   (2008 words)

 Lisa's Nostalgia Cafe--Television in the 40's
In order for television to work, a moving image must be transformed into electronic pulses that can travel over a wire or through the air.
Mechanical television was used extensively by the BBC in England, and also by a few experimental stations in the United States.
In 1946, the 3-station network resumed operations, and by the end of 1948, there were 25 stations in the NBC roster.
www.angelfire.com /retro2/lisanostalgia2/40sradiotv2.html   (1230 words)

 1946 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday.
June 19 - The first televised heavyweight title fight between Joe Louis and Billy Conn is broadcast from Yankee Stadium.
The fight was seen by 141,000 people, the largest television audience to see a fight.
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/1946   (2192 words)

 Social Class and Television
Several studies have examined sex role portrayals in television commercials, but little exists on the matter of class, except frequency counts of occupations used in studies of gender.
A wide range of writers, from television critics to English professors to communications researchers have examined the texts of single drama programs or of small numbers of drama series, selected for their prominence in the television landscape.
In his 1992 article "Social Mobility in Television Comedies" (Critical Studies in Mass Communication), Lewis Freeman found that upward mobility in sitcoms of 1990-1992 was achieved through self-sacrifice and reliance, reinforcing the ethic of individualism which makes each person responsible for his or her socio-economic status.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/S/htmlS/socialclass/socialclass.htm   (2119 words)

1946 in art 1946 in aviation 1946 in film 1946 in literature 1946 in music 1946 in radio 1946 in science 1946 in sports 1946 in television 1946 state leaders 1946 in Canada
America Faces the Atomic Age: 1946 - The A-bomb and atomic testing were entirely new phenomena in history and there was a variety of opinion about the tests and the weapon.
Monarchia.it: referendum elettorale del 18 aprile 1946 - Il punto di vista del movimento monarchico sul referendum istituzionale monarchia - repubblica.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/1946.html   (2088 words)

 Sex Roles: A Journal of Research: The family on television: evaluation of gender roles in situation comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In a review of a study of families on television from 1946-1978, it was noted that as television's symbolic stories change to match economic, social, and ideological changes, the relationship between women and men remains the same (Glennon & Butsch, 1982).
In an analysis of television families from 1946-1978, stories about families had two themes: a superdad in the 1970s or the inept working class dad of the 1950s and 1960s (Glennon & Butsch, 1982).
The portrayal of family roles in television programs may be especially influential for children, based on their limited experience with various family types, level of television exposure, and susceptibility to the influence of role models.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2294/is_n5-6_v36/ai_19586659   (1384 words)

 Connie Chung - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Constance Yu-Hwa Chung (Chinese: 宗毓華; pinyin: Zōng Yùhuá; born August 20, 1946) is a television news anchor-woman.
She grew up in Washington D.C. as the daughter of a high ranking KMT diplomat from the Republic of China.
Her real breakthrough in television news came when she anchored the evening news program at the Los Angeles owned and operated station of CBS, KNXT (now KCBS).
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Connie_Chung   (500 words)

 Philco Television Playhouse
The Philco Television Playhouse was one of the most distinguished of the many "live" anthology dramas which aired during the so-called "golden age" of television.
It became the most renowned production from the "golden age" of television anthologies and marked a turning point for television drama because of the considerable amount of critical attention paid by the press.
According to Delbert Mann, "Marty" was inspired by the ballroom of the Abbey Hotel on the corner of 53rd Street and 7th Avenue in New York.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/P/htmlP/philcotelevi/philcotelevi.htm   (1045 words)

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The Commission found that in light of extensive competition faced by television stations and the broadcast networks from alternative media, permitting network station ownership in a small market would not have an adverse effect on the ability of viewers to receive a variety of programming.
This rule was intended to promote the development of UHF television by impeding VHF affiliates of the three major networks from obtaining secondary affiliations with a network in cases where there would remain an independent station (usually a UHF station) in the market.
Because all television sets are now required to receive both UHF and VHF channels, and because of other advances in television design, many of the technical disadvantages faced by UHF have been alleviated.
www.fcc.gov /ftp/Bureaus/Mass_Media/News_Releases/1995/nrmm5029.txt   (490 words)

 A Study Finds More Links Between TV and Violence
Johnson said the data came from a study he and his colleagues had been conducting for another purpose, a study on how mental health is affected by adversity in childhood, like parental neglect, low income and stressful life events.
Over the years, the families in the study had been questioned about their television viewing, and there have been several assessments of the children's violent behavior.
Studies, arguments and concern about the effects of television and televised violence date from 1946, when television sets began to come into use in American homes.
www.ciadvertising.org /studies/course/syllabi_grad/04_summer/newyortimes-violence-study.htm   (787 words)

 RCA-NBC Firsts in Color Television
RCA demonstrated a television receiver producing images in color by electronic and optical means without moving mechanism.
Color television pictures in motion were put on the air by NBC in the first telecast of color by mechanical means from a TV studio.
Color television pictures on a 15x20-inch screen, produced by all-electronics means, were demonstrated publicly for the first time by RCA.
www.novia.net /~ereitan/rca-nbc_firsts.html   (2262 words)

 Journal of Popular Film and Television: Finding TV's Pioneering Audiences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1946, for example, six stations existed-three in New York City and one each in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Schenectady, New York, the latter sponsored by General Electric, which was located there.
Looking back, an article in the spring 1954 issue of Sponsor noted that "[e]stablishing a commercial television station in 1947, 1948, or 1949 wasn't so easy." The red ink was continuous, and with the FCC seemingly always changing course, a well-funded, risk-loving entrepreneur was required.
By October 1950 the World Series was televised live as far west as Omaha to an audience estimated in the tens of millions (NBC, Library of Congress, Folder 12).
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 european television history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Until late 1990, digital television broadcasting to the home was thought to be...
Color television in the United States had a protracted history due to...
European color television was developed somewhat later and was hindered by a...
www.gettelevisioninfo.com /50/european-television-history.html   (314 words)

 April 1939, Television Begins its first Public Broadcasts at the New York Worlds Fair.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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.
It wouldn't be until 1946 when television would take off with the introduction of the $375 630TS RCA Victor television set.
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In this decade, of course, World War II was fought, and as parts of the vast global military effort, the real world was flung into the atomic age (1945), the computer age (BINAC, 1945; ENIAC 1946), and the age of intercontinental ballistic missiles (V-2 attacks in 1944).
Television entered the science fiction arena, albeit in a juvenile form, with pioneerings shows such as Captain Video.
Science Fiction Television of the 1940s The Ape (1940) starring Boris Karloff Before I Hang (1940) starring Boris Karloff Black Friday (1940) starring Boris Karloff, written by Curt Siodmak Buck Rogers (1940) starring Buster Crabbe Dr.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/timeline1950.html   (1947 words)

 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Wikipedia
They introduced FM radio to Canada in 1946, television in 1952, and colour television in 1966.
Since the 1970s, the CBC has not dominated broadcasting in Canada like it formerly did, but still plays an important role.
Today, the CBC operates several television and radio networks, in both English and French:
www.web-dictionary.org /encyclopedia/cb/CBC.html   (297 words)

 History - Page 1
In 1960 at the age of 16 I was lucky enough to get a job at HSV channel 7 in Melbopurne.
Television in Australia was still in it's infancy, only begining in Melbourne in late 1956, in time forth the Melbourne Olympic Games.
John Logie Baird was born on August 13th, 1888, in Helensburgh, Dunbarton, Scotland and died on June 14th, 1946.
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