Category Archives: Television

The Eighth Wonder of the World

July 27, 1866 The Atlantic Cable is successfully completed. The first working cable, completed in 1858, failed within a few weeks. Before it did, however, it prompted the biggest parade New York had ever seen and accolades that described the … Continue reading

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Farnsworth Succeeds in Transmitting Images Electronically

Today in 1927, 21-year-old Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting through purely electronic means an image of a line with a device he called an “image dissector.” From the IEEE Global History Network:  “Farnsworth’s Image Dissector worked pretty well, but it was … Continue reading

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The Value of Television

Today in 1927, 21-year-old Philo T. Farnsworth succeeded in transmitting through purely electronic means an image of a line with a device he called an “image dissector.” Today in 1957, the original version of the animated NBC peacock logo, used to denote … Continue reading

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History of The Home Theater (Infographic)

The History of the Home Theater infographic

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America’s First Television Theatre

Today in 1938, musical performances in an upstairs area at 568 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, were screened on a television display in the auditorium below, seating 200 patrons paying 25 cents each. The studio and auditorium were linked by cable. About … Continue reading

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Envisioning Television, 1908 and 2013

Today in 1908, Alan Archibald Campbell-Swinton published a letter in the journal Nature titled “Distant Electric Vision” in which he envisioned television as it was developed three decades later. He wrote: “Possibly no photoelectric phenomenon at present known will provide what … Continue reading

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The Birth of International Television

Sixty years ago today (June 3, 1953), The New York Times declared the “birth of international television.” From Broadcast Engineering: Satellite coverage of the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer enabled the largest audience ever, an estimated 750 million … Continue reading

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