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Channel 1: TV's Humble Start 65 Years Ago Today
LiveScience.comSat Jul 1, 12:00 PM ET
It's hard to imagine in today's media-filled world that some people can still remember when there was no television.
TV got going 65 years ago today, when the first scheduled television program was broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company from the Empire State Building in New York City.
The July 1, 1941 broadcast, considered the first commercial effort, was on Channel 1.
Two months earlier, the Federal Communications Commission had granted commercial television licenses to the first 10 stations, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
It would only be a few months later, however, when American involvement in World War II interrupted the the development of television for half a decade. Once it got going, however, there was no stopping the growth.
By 1946, there were 30 TV stations on the air. Ten years later, that number had risen to almost 500.
Now, there are 1,349 commercial television stations operating across the country, the Census Bureau reports.
When the World Trade Center was built, most New York City TV stations moved their antennas there. Since the Sept. 11 attacks, however, most are again broadcasting from the Empire State Building.
Wow...what we take for granted today...in looking at some old Life magazines of the WWII era, I found an advertisment about "television"...it talked about being able to see around the corner or across town and even in COLOR !!!
Look how television has evolved....
Tell me some of your favorite moents of "TeeVee"....