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Ch. 9 Television: Reflecting and Affecting Society • Average male watches 4 hr. 29 min a day and female watches 5 hr. 24 min. a day • In 1927 Vladimir Zworykin, a Russian immigrant, created the first circuit to transform a visual image to an electronic image. • Around the same time, Philip T. Farnsworth developed a similar system and won the patent for the first T.V. • He was paid $1 million for his invention to be sold • Early T.V. didn’t sell because there was no programming on the air and it cost too much for most of America to have in their home. • T.V. growth stopped during WWII because most of the scientists were needed overseas for the military to develop radar, sonar, and missiles. • T.V. audiences grew about 4,000% between 1947 and 1948. • T.V. sales from 1948-1952 grew from 250,000 to 17 million in America. • Kinescopes= poor quality films taken directly from T.V. monitors in the studios; forerunners of videotape recording. • The 3 major networks were ABC, CBS, and NBC; 1948-1958 became the Golden Age for
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