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 Post subject: First "Story of Television" on TV 1947
PostPosted: Nov Sun 12, 2017 9:30 pm 
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First "Story of Television" on TV 1947

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PostPosted: Nov Sun 12, 2017 10:58 pm 
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I love those old films on radio and TV. Amazing that by 1947 television was offered to the public for nearly 20 years! Granted the first 10 years was all experimental, but it was audio and video broadcasting!


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Lots of individuals figure in the development of television but the contribution of Archibald Campbell Swinton is often unknown to the man in the street. (As in the "Story of Television")

See: http://www.nostalgiatech.co.uk/Emitron.htm

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Notice how the name of Philo Farnsworth was not mentioned. RCA fought (and eventually lost) a legal battle with Farnsworth regarding the invention of television. This saga was the subject of a Broadway play not many years ago. The legal battle broke Farnsworth emotionally and RCA eventually reigned the survivor.
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TahoeTV wrote:
Notice how the name of Philo Farnsworth was not mentioned. RCA fought (and eventually lost) a legal battle with Farnsworth regarding the invention of television. This saga was the subject of a Broadway play not many years ago. The legal battle broke Farnsworth emotionally and RCA eventually reigned the survivor.
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Yes. At least an important patent for TV. Did you notice that the film was made by NBC? RCA owned NBC.

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decojoe67 wrote:
I love those old films on radio and TV. Amazing that by 1947 television was offered to the public for nearly 20 years! Granted the first 10 years was all experimental, but it was audio and video broadcasting!

Still probably 95% of the US population didn't lay eyes on a TV till after WWII, unless you lived in NYC, Chicago or a few other areas, wasn't happening...

The local Norfolk Va area didn't get a TV station till April 1950... Richmond beat us by two full years, their Ch 6 (WTVR, still on air) received the 16th commercial license issued... Huntington WV beat Norfolk by approx six months... The area I lived in WV didn't get TV till late 1952...

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