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  Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Before television, the radio coverage of sports events has long been accepted and welcomed in college football and professional baseball both as an added form of income and as a stimulus to popular interest.
By contrast, television was from the start regarded as a menace by organized athletics since it actually permitted the game to be watched and followed, play by play, much as it might be from the stadium.
Indications of television's effects are easier to trace in terms of attendance figures or gate receipts than in terms of actual public interest in the sports.
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 Golden Age of Television
Ironically, however, it was live teledramas that helped television to displace radio, the stage and film as the favorite leisure-time activities for the nation's burgeoning suburban families in the late forties to the mid-fifties.
In 1951 network television was linked coast to coast and in 1950 Hollywood Theater Time (ABC) became one of the first dramatic anthology shows to originate from the West coast (although transmitted to the East via kinescopes--inferior copies of shows filmed directly from the television screen).
Moreover, the television programmers were often thwarted by Hollywood's practice of buying the rights to popular works and refusing to grant a rival medium access to them, thereby foreclosing the television networks' ability to dramatize some of the most popular and classic plays.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/G/htmlG/goldenage/goldenage.htm   (2367 words)

 Restoring a Classic Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
When Frank Lang donated the 1948 RCA 8TS30 television to the David Sarnoff Library, director Alex Magoun asked if I would be interested in restoring it to working condition.
Television and radio vacuum tube sets are typically not found in working condition unless at least some effort has been invested in their restoration.
Many parts in such sets simply don’t have the shelf life to function reliably past their normal life span, and may cause “shorts” that will ignite fires or damage other parts that are difficult to replace.
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 Television Timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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."
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 1948   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar).
1945 1946 1947 - 1948 - 1949 1950 1951
ABC opens its first television station in New York.
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 TIME Magazine: History of Television Archive Collection
Television, last spring a Bell Telephone laboratory accomplishment, last week was a General Electric and Radio Corporation of America practical device.
Boston University's President Dr. Daniel L. Marsh warned that 'if the [television] craze continues with the present level of programs, we are destined to have a nation of morons.'...Dispatches from other sections made it clear that TV was continuing its methodical overturn of long-established U.S. manners, morals and institutions.
The U.S. television audience is in the midst of the biggest stampede for the wide open spaces since the California gold rush.
www.time.com /time/archive/collections/0,21428,c_television_history,00.shtml   (1040 words)

 Educational Television
In 1967, educational television was officially renamed "public television" and was to reflect new mandates of quality and diversity as specified by the Public Broadcasting Act.
For example, closed-circuit television is frequently used by medical institutions as a more effective means to demonstrate surgical procedures to doctors and medical students and workplace programming is often used by corporations for training purposes or to teach safety procedures.
The surge of cable television has been the most significant challenge to ETV as it is defined and provided by public television.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/E/htmlE/educationalt/educationalt.htm   (2438 words)

 Television: History and Production
A half hour television show required the actor to be in front of the camera for three or four, 10 to 12 hour days.
It has been said that Berle was television's first great "salesman." During his tenure the number of TV homes went from a little under 191,000 to over 21,000,000, an increase of approximately 10,994%.
The Nielsen Ratings (provided by Nielsen Media Research) of television's prime time schedule are published in the Life (or purple) section of the Wednesday (or maybe Thursday) issue of USA Today.
www.northern.edu /wild/th100/tv.htm   (2154 words)

 Hallicrafters Model 505 (T-54) Television (1948)
Although we may think of television as a fairly recent invention, the technology began to develop in the 1920s.
Introduced in 1948, Hallicrafters' model 505 was a typical set of the time, with a number of miniature tubes and a 7-inch electrostatic deflection picture tube.
High frequency circuits are the Achilles heel of these televisions, and there are a few components, such as a h-v coil, which are difficult if not impossible to replace.
www.antiqueradio.org /halli505.htm   (3114 words)

 Television Heaven
During the early days of television development in the USA it was necessary to monitor and adjust the quality of the transmitted picture in order to get the best definition.
The roots for this golden age were laid in the preceding years as the new television stations (they had not become networks yet) tentatively tested the broadcasting waters with outside telecasts of sporting events, variety presentations and even some chat shows.
Also in 1947 baseball's World Series became the biggest televised event to date and there were debuts for the Kraft Television Theater as well as the President himself, when Harry S Truman's State of the Union message was shown to an estimated private TV ownership audience of 170,000.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /history4.htm   (1783 words)

 The GE 901 Projection Television
Television broadcasting using the 525 line, 30 frame, 60 field NTSC system was OK'd in Spring, 1941, just a few months before Pearl Harbor.
During the first 5 years of the decade television was limited to a handful of stations assigned to channels 1-5 then in the 50-90 MHz band.
If you were charging $2100 in 1946 for something totally new like a television, it had to be right.
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 Satellite & Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
1948 - Cable TV began as Community Access Television (CATV) in Pennsylvania by John Walson to provide television signals to people in the mountains who bought sets from his appliance store in Mahanoy City, charging $100 per hookup and $2 per month.
As the forerunner of a synchronous satellite system that would furnish communications to all the populated areas of the world, Early Bird, with capability of 240 circuits or one TV channel, successfully demonstrated the concept of synchronous satellites for commercial communications.
Terrestial digital television broadcasting began in November using the 8-VSB standard recommended by ATSC and approved by the FCC in 1996.
history.acusd.edu /gen/recording/television3.html   (1568 words)

 List of 'years in television' - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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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 Variety.com - 'Banner touch' keeps grip on TV
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
In 1948, Banner was 11 credit-hours shy of getting his Ph.D. in speech and drama at Northwestern University, when it was suggested that Northwestern students should be taught a few things about the new medium, television.
Television historians will find Bob Banner's name not only among the first in musical variety,comedy series and specials, but also very near the beginning of the list in TV movies.
www.variety.com /article/VR103314?categoryID=14   (3217 words)

 Cox Enterprises, Inc. - Television
Cox Television - Cox entered television in 1948 and now owns 15 TV stations.
In addition to its TV station portfolio, Cox Television also operates three national television advertising sales firms.
Cox Television is a division of Cox Broadcasting, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation’s leading media companies and operators of automobile auctions.
www.coxenterprises.com /corp/operating_companies/television.htm   (60 words)

 "The Philco Television Playhouse" (1948)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
User Comments: It really was the Golden Age of Television.
It really was the Golden Age of Television.
But at least there was something then to attract our continuous attention.) Philco Television Playhouse and the other anthologies of the day were very, very good television, indeed.
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 early cable television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
cable television, the transmission of televised images to viewers by means of...
And so, cable television was born in June 1948.
In the early 1950's television was still fairly new.
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 cable television, searchnoodle.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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 Television Heaven | At Last The 1948 Show
The confusion comes from the fact that the sketch was only seen originally in certain parts of the country.
Years later, television archivists Dicky Fiddy and Steve Bryant tracked down five compilation episodes of At Last The 1948 Show in the archives at Swedish Television.
Although by no means complete, added to the two single episodes that managed to survive, and a complete set of audio tapes, in one form or another, the entire two series of At Last The 1948 Show has been preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.
www.televisionheaven.co.uk /atlast.htm   (283 words)

 At Last the 1948 Show | PopMatters Television Review
But as the five episodes presented on The 1948 Show collection demonstrate, the shows aren't merely curious predecessors to their ground breaking brethren, a neat one plus one equals two formula for Python's success, but complete entities of their own.
They were both popular in Britain upon their original airing, and some of the 1948 skits were released on an album.
In one, the male actors' torsos are paired with a line of chorus girl legs; in two others, the cast acts out mystery and Western clichés juxtaposed with B-movie stock footage.
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 S.1948 Sec. 5008. Low-Power Television
(1) Since the creation of low-power television licenses by the Federal Communications Commission, a small number of license holders have operated their stations in a manner beneficial to the public good providing broadcasting to their communities that would not otherwise be available.
Except as provided in paragraphs (6) and (7), the Commission shall, within 30 days after receipt of an application of a licensee of a qualifying low-power television station that is acceptable for filing, award such a class A television station license to such licensee.
A licensee of a low-power television station or television translator station may, at the option of licensee, elect to convert to the provision of advanced television services on its analog channel, but shall not be required to convert to digital operation until the end of such transition period.
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 List of years in television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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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 Television History 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The biggest of which was that there was a greater demand for channels than could be supplied.
As color television developed, there were two main producers and two different systems.
The new standard had an advantage of CBS's because it was compatible with fl and white televisions.
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 Short-Lived Television Series, 1948-1978: Thirty Years of More Than 1,000 Flops And Parallel Journeys by Eleanor Ayer, ...
Almost everyone who has worked on a successful television series has also been on one that flopped.
Even during the first thirty years of broadcasting, when NBC, CBS, and ABC were the only networks and not quite so quick to cancel unsuccessful programs, hundreds of shows lasted less than one year.
The entries are arranged chronologically from the 1948-1949 through the 1977-1978 seasons, and provide brief descriptions of the shows along with such facts as the type of program each series was; its times, dates, and network; its competition on other networks; and the names of the cast, producer, director and writer.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
See also: 1948 in television, other events of 1949, 1950 in television and the list of 'years in television'.
January 22 - The first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, KTLA, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
December 29 - KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
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 Antique Television
RadiolaGuy.com : antique television : vintage television : vintage TV antique & vintage television & related items for sale...
John and Pippa Brooker make period-style folding fans for sale or hire to the film and television industries, theatre, re-creators, and costumed guides.
The 9 means it was produced in or for the 1949 model year.
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 Hallicrafters Model T-67 Television (1948)
Although it is the same age as my Hallicrafters 505, this one represents a definite step up in quality.
The Hallicrafters T-67 is typical of "doghouse" shaped 10-inch televisions of the late 1940s and early 1950s.
It's nice to have a spare picture tube in case this one gives up the ghost, or I happen to find another 10-inch TV with a bad CRT.
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 Feb 99 Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Way back in 1948, as television was beginning to make its impact, there were about 2,600 commercial radio stations in the United States.
Time magazine wrote, "Television will eventually make radio as obsolete as the horse." Most other commentators of the day were equally optimistic about the future of radio.
Radio is alive and well, and it seems that the reports of its demise were greatly exaggerated.
www.smallbusinessresources.com /feb99radio.htm   (576 words)

 Media Profile - Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Cable television originated in 1948 as a service to individuals in mountainous or geographically-remote regions where reception of over-the-air TV signals was poor.
The early cable systems called community antenna television (CATV) carried a limited amount of programming and did not serve most urban areas.
Most cable television viewing occurs during primetime, followed by daytime on weekdays and weekends.
www.psaresearch.com /cablefa.html   (175 words)

 Gertrude Berg biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Gertrude Edelstein Berg (October 3, 1894-September 14, 1966) was a star of old-time radio and television.
She is most famous for starring as Jewish housewife Molly Goldberg in The Rise of the Goldbergs, better known simply as The Goldbergs, on radio (1929-1934; 1937-1945; 1949-1950), Broadway (Me and Molly, 1948) and television (1949-1955).
Toward the end of her career, Berg was a victim of Senator Joseph McCarthy and her show, sometimes referred to as "the earliest soap opera," was taken off the air.
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