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1. TV Time 1925 Mechanical TV broadcasts 1927 Philo Farnsworth  http://www.farnovision.com/chronicles/index.html Philo Farnsworth is one of the people who invented television. 1936 First electronic TV broadcast  http://www.bbc.co.uk/thenandnow/history/1930sn.shtml See one of the candidates for "first TV show ever." Sample a portion of the first regularly scheduled TV  broadcast from Britain in 1936. Click the first Real Video link under "Television Arrives."  1941 NTSC standards, first ads 1948 The Freeze, first cable TV 1954 Disneyland on TV 1958 Quiz show scandals 1967 Public broadcasting 1975 HBO 1987 Fox Network debuts 1994 Direct Broadcast Satellite 1996 Telecom Act 1998 Network TV under 50% 2. TV's Golden Age 1. Regulation Sixth Report and Order 2. Industry ABC, CBS, NBC reign  http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/primetime/pt1303.php 3. Drama  http://www.rodserling.com/1950s.htm Requiem for a Heavyweight  4. Public Affairs See It Now  http://www.evesmag.com/murrow.htm 5. Comedy I Love Lucy  http://www.classic-tv.com/shows/ilovelucy.html   Lucy, Ricky, Ethel and Fred, stars of I Love Lucy. Remember the theme?. Dah-dah-dah-dah-duh-Dum- dah-dah. 6. Hollywood: Disneyland and The Rifleman  http://members.tripod.com/~northfork/ 7. Scandal:
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Twenty-One  http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/primetime/pt1384.php 8. Society: Kennedy-Nixon Debates  http://www.debates.org/pages/debhis60.html 9. Wasteland  http://www.janda.org/b20/News%20articles/vastwastland.htm Leave It to Beaver  http://www.classic-tv.com/shows/leaveittobeaver.html Leave It to Beaver may have been one of the unrealistic family situation comedies Newton Minow was  thinking of in his "Wasteland" speech.  Review Questions 7.1 Former FCC Commissioner Newton Minow called TV a "vast wasteland." What did he mean by that? 7.2 Use a media theory of your choice to explain how the wasteland developed. 7.3 What might we see as we flipped around the dial in the 1950s?  3. Multiplying the Channels 1. Public Broadcasting Act CPB and PBS  http://www.cpb.org/   The Corporation for Public Broadcasting funnels public money to local PBS stations. "About CPB" traces  its origins.  2. UHF grows 3. Syndicated programming rules 4. Cable emerges Distant signals  http://www.vegaspreacher.com/conspiracy/microwav.htm HBO Superstations  http://www.superstation.com/index.htm Atlanta station WTBS was the first superstation Urban franchises granted
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