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Timeline History of Television

billkozyBillkozy on 07/12/2009

TimelineHistoryofTelevision Photo Inventors in the 19th century speculated on the idea of instruments that would allow people to "see by electricity." In 1881, an article in Nature magazine surmised that although the idea of transmitting images over great distances could one day be possible, it wondered if the idea deserved "further expense and trouble."

Jump cut forward: While early television sets from the 1920s had blurry flickering images, technology showed steady signs of improving into the 1930s although the images were still fuzzy. World War II meant that TV was still a rarity for the American family until after 1945 when sales jumped 500% between then and 1948. Before we knew it, we were watching cable TV stations in the 1980s, and then 42% of TV stations were digital by June 2009.

Here's a timeline history of some of television's landmark events in programming and technology, with a sprinkling of fascinating facts and goofy quirks.

Good luck, and Please rate the quiz afterward if you have a chance. Thanks!
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Comments (2)
Lcoverton  (Level: 117.7)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 7:13 PM

Interesting quiz. I learned a little about the history of television that I had never known before.

Btsyshsbnd  (Level: 73.3)
Mon, 13th Jul '09 1:48 PM

nicely written but too many date/number questions for my taste.

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