Unformatted text preview: led ‘iconoscopes’. 195055 195055 World War II delayed further development of television.
But as the 1950s began the new medium came into its own.
Television rapidly became a major source of news and entertainment.
In 1950 only 97 TV stations were on the air in the United States.
Five years later, there were 439. 1952
In 1952, Republican Dwight Eisenhower, a famed World War Two general, ran for President.
He was opposed by Democrat Adlai Stevenson.
For the first time, television commercials were used to persuade American voters
Korea Again, Americans learned Again, Americans learned about a war from Edward R. Murrow , who was now reporting for CBS Television.
His “See It Now” program took Americans to Korea with Christmas reports in 1952 and 1953. The Korean War marked The Korean War marked a broadcasting pivot p...
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- Edward R. Murrow, 1990, March 4, June 22