Saturday, July 2, 2011

July 1 = 70th anniversary of commercial TV ...

From MediaBistro:

July 1, 2011 is a special day in the history of television. It was 70 years ago today on July 1, 1941 that the first commercial TV station started broadcasting, turning a novelty into a business. 70 years later, and we have hundreds of channels, featuring news, sports, reality shows and dramas, far beyond what anyone could have imagined in 1941.

The first two stations were WNBT (now known as WNBC) and WCBW (now known as WCBS).