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Encyclopedia > List of 'years in television'


This page indexes the individual year in television pages. Each year is annotated with a significant event as a reference point.



2000s - 1990s - 1980s - 1970s - 1960s - 1950s - 1940s - 1930s - 1920s - 1900s


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See also: 2004 in television, other events of 2005, and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - DirecTV drops the Trio channel from its lineup. ... The Doctor Who 2005 television series logo. ... Christopher Eccleston (born on 16 February 1964 in Salford, Lancashire, England, British stage, television and film actor, best known for his roles in several high profile prestige films and television series. ... The starship Enterprise (NX-01) Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... The Enterprise boldly went where no man had gone before. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 2003 in television, other events of 2004, 2005 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 9 - Kerry McFadden wins ITVs Im a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!. March 28 - Maori Television starts broadcasting in New Zealand. ... For other people named Ken Jennings, see Ken Jennings (disambiguation). ... Jeopardy! is a popular international television game show, originally devised by Merv Griffin, who also devised Wheel of Fortune. ... Canadian DVD release of Corner Gas first season. ... This article is about the television show; Friends can also refer to Quakers or, more esoterically, a brand name of a spring loaded camming device. ... See also: 2002 in television, other events of 2003, 2004 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 16 - The 300th episode of The Simpsons airs. ... The O.C. ( stands for Orange County) is an American television drama/soap opera program broadcast on the Fox Network. ... This Is Your Life was a television show hosted by Ralph Edwards, first broadcast in the United States from 1952 to 1961. ... See also: 2001 in television, other events of 2002, 2003 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 3 - Super Commercials: A Mental Engineering Special airs on PBS stations reaching 85% of the U.S. after Super Bowl XXXVI; reportedly the best coverage yet achieved by a... The Osbournes is a reality television program broadcast by MTV in the U.S. and broadcast uncensored by CTV in Canada. ... In 2002, the BBC conducted a vote to discover the 100 Greatest Britons of all time. ... ... See also: 2000 in television, other events of 2001, 2002 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 25 - *NSYNC is featured on an episode of The Simpsons entitled New Kids On The Blecch. June 18 - Luke and Laura Spencer, widely regarded as the soap opera pairing... Lizzie McGuire is a popular Disney Channel live action television show. ... The Fairly OddParents is one of the most popular cartoons on Nickelodeon The Fairly OddParents is an animated series created by Butch Hartman and was first aired in March 30, 2001. ... See also: 1999 in television, other events of 2000, 2001 in television and the list of years in television. Events January - Talk show host David Letterman undergoes quintuple heart bypass surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, following an angiogram that revealed that one of his arteries was seriously constricted. ... Survivor is a popular reality television program produced by many countries throughout the world. ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... Reality television is a genre of television programming in which the fortunes of real life people (as opposed to fictional characters played by actors) are followed. ...

1990s

See also: 1998 in television, other events of 1999, 2000 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - On Coronation Street, four-decade resident Alf Roberts dies of a heart attack, just one month before the real-life death of his portrayer, Bryan Mosley. ... The Sopranos is a popular HBO drama created by David Chase. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Gay Gaybo Byrne (born August 5, 1934) is an Irish broadcaster. ... Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ; English: Radio and Television of Ireland) is the national publicly-funded broadcaster of Ireland. ... For the American late-night talk show presented by Tom Snyder, Craig Kilborn and Craig Ferguson, see The Late Late Show (CBS). ... See also: 1997 in television, other events of 1998, 1999 in television and the list of years in television. Events April 9 - The Price is Right airs its 5,000th episode on CBS. May 11 - ZDTV, a technology based cable channel is launched in the United States. ... Sex and the City is an American cable television program based on the book of the same name. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... ITV1 is the primary television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... Seinfeld logo Seinfeld is a television sitcom, considered to be one of the most popular and influential of the 1990s in the U.S., to the point where it is often cited as epitomizing the self-obsessed and ironic culture of the decade. ... See also: 1996 in television, other events of 1997, 1998 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 3 - NBCs The Today Show Bryant Gumbel signs off for the last time. ... Ellen Lee DeGeneres (born January 26, 1958 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a popular American actress and stand-up comedian. ... Ellen (originally titled These Friends of Mine for the first season) was a U.S. television sitcom which ran on the ABC network from 1994 to 1998. ... This article is about the King of the Hill TV series. ... This article is about the animated television series. ... See also: 1995 in television, other events of 1996, 1997 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 28 - Christopher Isaak makes a guest appearance on the television show Friends. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Consumer electronics | Electronics companies of the United States | Electronics companies ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... A Pop-Up Video bubble pops during Lisa Loebs Stay (I Missed You) video Pop-Up Video was a VH1 show that popped up bubbles (officially called info nuggets) containing trivia and spry witticisms throughout music videos. ... VH1 (which stands for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985. ... The original lineup of Only Fools and Horses, featuring Rodney, Del Boy and Grandad, lasted from 1981 to 1985. ... See also: 1994 in television, other events of 1995, 1996 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - Canadian cable television network Réseau de linformation is launched. ... O.J. Simpson at USC. Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), known by the initials O.J. (a common American abbreviation for orange juice) and nicknamed The Juice, is a Hall of Fame former college and professional football player and film actor. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera, airing each weekday on CBS. It debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956 at 1:30 in the afternoon. ... See also: 1993 in television, other events of 1994, 1995 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 4 - The Days of Our Lives nighttime special Winter Heat airs on NBC. March 31 - Madonna appears on The Late Show with David Letterman and makes headlines for her... This article is about the television show; Friends can also refer to Quakers or, more esoterically, a brand name of a spring loaded camming device. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... See also: 1992 in television, other events of 1993, 1994 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 10 - Oprah Winfrey interviews Michael Jackson during a prime time special. ... Cheers is the name of a long-running sitcom made by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with Paramount Television for NBC. The show premiered on September 30, 1982 and had its widely-watched series finale on May 20, 1993, followed by a long and ongoing run in syndication. ... Beavis (on the right) and Butt-head Beavis and Butt-head is an animated comedy show that aired on US TV station MTV from 1993 to 1997. ... The MTV logotype, often used in different, less stylized, forms. ... See also: 1991 in television, other events of 1992, 1993 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 10 - The Days of Our Lives nighttime special One Stormy Night airs on NBC. April 30 - After an eight year run the last episode of The Cosby Show airs. ... Johnny Carson John William Johnny Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was a United States actor, comedian and writer best known for his iconic status as the host of The Tonight Show from 1962 until 1992. ... The First Lady of the United States, Laura Bush and current host Jay Leno. ... Jay Leno James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American comedian best known as the host of the popular NBC television program The Tonight Show. ... Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom starring Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders. ... ... See also: 1990 in television, other events of 1991, 1992 in television and the list of years in television. Events August 31 - NICAM stereo sound introduced on BBC Television. ... Closed captioning allows deaf, hard of hearing / hearing_impaired, and other people to read, through captions, a transcript of the audio portion of a video that they cannot hear. ... See also: 1989 in television, other events of 1990, 1991 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 2 - All My Children airs its 20th anniversary special. ... David Lynch in the late 1980s David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946 in Missoula, Montana) is an American filmmaker. ... This article is about the television series. ...

1980s

See also: 1988 in television, other events of 1989, 1990 in television and the list of years in television. Events April 18 or 19 - Dragon Ball Z premieres on Japanese television. ... The Simpsons. ... Seinfeld logo Seinfeld is a television sitcom, considered to be one of the most popular and influential of the 1990s in the U.S., to the point where it is often cited as epitomizing the self-obsessed and ironic culture of the decade. ... See also: 1987 in television, other events of 1988, 1989 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 26 - Tom Hardy marries Simone Ravelle on General Hospital. ... Roseanne was an American sitcom which aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997, starring the stand-up comedian Roseanne Barr. ... See also: 1986 in television, other events of 1987, 1988 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 22 - R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a televised press conference. ... Sonny and Cher were an American rock and roll duo, made up of husband and wife team Sonny Bono and Cher in the 60s and 70s. ... Late Night with David Letterman was the name of NBCs nightly hour long comedy talk show, which premiered in 1982 and went off the air in 1993. ... Married. ... The Full House logo. ... The title as it appeared in most episodes opening credits. ... The Enterprise boldly went where no man had gone before. ... See also: 1985 in television, other events of 1986, 1987 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 28 - NASAs Space Shuttle Challenger spacecraft explodes, live on television. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... See also: 1984 in television, other events of 1985, 1986 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 18 - The legendary mirror globe ident is seen for the last time in regular rotation on BBC1. ... Sábado Gigante (Giant Saturday) – also known as Sábados Gigantes (Giant Saturdays) and, at the beginning of its run, as Sábados Alegres (Happy Saturdays) – is one of the longest running, most famous, and most popular shows on television. ... Satellite image of Santiago Santiago (full form Santiago de Chile) is the capital of Chile. ... The Miami skyline, as it is seen from the northeast. ... The Golden Girls title card. ... See also: 1983 in television, other events of 1984, 1985 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 4 - Patricia Phoenix leaves Coronation Street for the second and final time as Elsie Tanner goes to live with old flame Bill Gregory in Portugal. ... Photo of the entire cast of The Cosby Show. ... The Edge of Night title card from 1960. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... See also: 1982 in television, other events of 1983, 1984 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 23 - After months of will she or wont she? drama, Deirdre Barlow (Anne Kirkbride) makes the choice to break up with Mike Baldwin (Johnny Briggs) and reunite with... From left to right: Corporal Radar OReilly, Major Frank Burns, Lt. ... See also: 1981 in television, other events of 1982, 1983 in television and the list of years in television. Events March 4 - The short-lived Police Squad! airs on ABC (last episode was shown on July 8). ... Cheers is the name of a long-running sitcom made by Charles-Burrows-Charles Productions in association with Paramount Television for NBC. The show premiered on September 30, 1982 and had its widely-watched series finale on May 20, 1993, followed by a long and ongoing run in syndication. ... Family Ties was an American television sitcom which aired on NBC for seven seasons, from 1982 to 1989 (176 episodes). ... The Doctors was a soap opera which aired on NBC from April 1, 1963 to December 31, 1982. ... See also: 1980 in television, other events of 1981, 1982 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 20 - Comedian Andy Kaufman ruins sketches and starts a brawl live on the air during ABCs Fridays. ... Cable television or Community Antenna Television (CATV) (and often shortened to cable) is a system of providing television, FM radio programming and other services to consumers via radio waves transmitted directly to people’s televisions through fixed coaxial cables as opposed to the over-the-air method used in traditional... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ... Hill Street Blues was a serial police drama that first aired on NBC in 1981 and ran on primetime into 1987. ... A dynasty is a family or extended family which retains political power across generations, or more generally, any organization which extends dominance in its field even as its particular members change. ... Categories: Supercouples ... To the Manor Born was a popular and high-rating British sitcom which ran for a total of twenty one episodes over three seasons between 1979 and 1981. ... See also: 1979 in television, other events of 1980, 1981 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 1 - After a brief return, the soap opera Love of Life airs its last episode, after twenty-nine years on the air. ... Dallas title card. ...

1970s

See also: 1978 in television, other events of 1979, 1980 in television, and the list of years in television. Events February 3 - Dead Mans Curve, a made-for-TV-movie about surf-rock singers Jan & Dean, airs on US television. ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock and Roll, or as just simply The King, was an American singer who had an immeasurable effect on world culture. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... See also: 1977 in television, other events of 1978, 1979 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 28 - The Doobie Brothers make a guest appearance on the television show Whats Happening!!. February 22 - The Police appear in a television commercial for Wrigleys chewing gum. ... Dallas title card. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Lantern, Megumi (Firefighting company), Abarenbo Shogun Abarenbo Shogun (暴れん坊将軍) was a television program on the TV Asahi network. ... See also: 1976 in television, other events of 1977, 1978 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 23-30 - American Broadcasting Company broadcasts the mini series Roots, which sets television ratings records. ... A miniseries, in a serial storytelling medium, is a production which tells a story in a limited number of episodes. ... Roots is: The plural of Root Roots (album) Roots (TV miniseries), a mini-series based on a novel by Alex Haley Roots: The Saga of an American Family, a novel by Alex Haley Roots Canada Ltd. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... See also: 1975 in television, other events of 1976, 1977 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - NBC replaces the peacock logo with a modern N made up of two trapezoids. ... Despite their short existence, the Sex Pistols were perhaps the quintessential British punk rock band. ... See also: 1974 in television, other events of 1975, 1976 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 6 - Another World becomes the first American soap opera to start airing hour-long telecasts. ... Saturday Night Live logo (2004 Season) Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late-night ninety-minute live comedy-variety show which has been broadcasted virtually every Saturday night on the American NBC network since its debut on October 11, 1975. ... Sony Corporation (Japanese katakana: ソニー) (NYSE: SNE) is a consumer electronics corporation based in Tokyo, Japan. ... Sonys Betamax is the 12. ... Fawlty Towers was a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast in 1975, about a fictional hotel named Fawlty Towers in Torquay in Devon on the English Riviera. The hotel is owned and operated by the eccentric Basil Fawlty and his censorious wife Sybil, with maid Polly, porter... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest television station in the United Kingdom, and indeed, the world. ... See also: 1973 in television, other events of 1974, 1975 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 8 - The Secret Storm airs its 5195th and final episode. ... This article needs cleanup. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... The Monty Python troupe in 1970. ... See also: 1972 in television, other events of 1973, 1974 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 14 - Elvis Presleys Aloha From Hawaii television special is seen around the world by more than 1 billion viewers. ... See also: 1971 in television, other events of 1972, 1973 in television and the list of years in television. Events Mid-February - John Lennon and Yoko Ono cohost an entire week on The Mike Douglas Show. ... From left to right: Corporal Radar OReilly, Major Frank Burns, Lt. ... See also: 1970 in television, other events of 1971, 1972 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 3 - BBC Open University broadcasts begin in the UK. June 6 - The Ed Sullivan Show goes off the air. ... All In The Family is a popular and acclaimed American situation comedy that was originally broadcast on the CBS television network from January 12, 1971 until 1979. ... See also: 1969 in television, other events of 1970, 1971 in television and the list of years in television. Events September 1 - The last episode of the television sitcom I Dream of Jeannie airs on NBC. The show premiered on September 18, 1965. ... Statue of Mary Tyler Moore in downtown Minneapolis, located on the corner of 7th and Nicollet Photo ©2004 Keir Briscoe The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a long-running sitcom that appeared on CBS from 1970-77, one of the most critically acclaimed shows—and one of the most beloved... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... All My Children is a popular American soap opera which has been broadcast every Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ...

1960s

See also: 1968 in television, other events of 1969, 1970 in television and the list of years in television. Events March 9 - After a long series of conflicts between the network and the stars of the show over network censorship, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour is canceled by CBS. June... For other moons in the solar system see natural satellite. ... Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is an American test pilot, astronaut, and was the first human being to walk on the Moon. ... From A Celebration of Me, Grover, showing much of the main cast of Sesame Street. ... The Monty Python troupe in 1970. ... The Brady Bunch was a US television situation comedy, based around a large family. ... See also: 1967 in television, other events of 1968, 1969 in television and the list of years in television. Events March 25 - The 58th and final episode of The Monkees airs on US television. ... Ariane 5 lifts off with the Rosetta probe on 2nd of March, 2004. ... See also: 1966 in television, other events of 1967, 1968 in television and the list of years in television. Events All CBS soap operas transition from black and white to color broadcasts. ... For other meanings of PAL see PAL (disambiguation). ... SÉCAM (Séquentiel couleur à mémoire, French for sequential colour with memory) is an analog color television system first used in France. ... The Smothers Brothers are an American musical-comedy team, formed by real-life brothers Tom and Dick Smothers. ... The Carol Burnett Show was a sketch comedy television show starring Carol Burnett, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, and Lyle Waggoner. ... See also: 1965 in television, other events of 1966, 1967 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 3 - Hullabaloo shows promotional videos of The Beatles songs Day Tripper and We Can Work It Out. January 8 - Shindig! airs for the last time on ABC, with musical... The Enterprise boldly went where no man had gone before. ... See also: 1964 in television, other events of 1965, 1966 in television and the list of years in television. Events CBS switched to the color standard in September. ... Aerial photo featured in the opening sequence of Green Acres There is also the US town of Green Acres, Washington Green Acres is an American television series that was produced by Filmways, Inc. ... See also: 1963 in television, other events of 1964, 1965 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - Nearly all of NBCs programs are now broadcast in color. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Ed Sullivan (September 28, 1902 - October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the emcee of a popular TV variety show that was at its height of popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... Top of the Pops is a long-running British music chart television programme shown each week on BBC ONE and now on BBC Kids in Canada. ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - Astroboy (known as Mighty Atom in Japanese) Japans first ever animé was launched. ... The Doctor Who 2005 television series logo. ... See also: 1961 in television, other events of 1962, 1963 in television and the list of years in television. Events March 16 - Walter Cronkite succeeds Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the CBS Evening News. ... Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. ... See also: 1960 in television, other events of 1961, 1962 in television and the list of years in television. Events July 1 - The soap opera The Brighter Day airs its first episode after moving taping locations from New York City to Los Angeles. ... The Dick Van Dyke Show was an American television sitcom which aired from October 3, 1961 to September 7, 1966. ... See also: 1959 in television, other events of 1960, 1961 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 11 - Jack Paar walks off his TV show because his monologue had been edited the night before, in favor of a three minute news update. ... Order: 35th President Vice President: Lyndon B. Johnson Term of office: January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963 Preceded by: Dwight D. Eisenhower Succeeded by: Lyndon B. Johnson Date of birth: May 29, 1917 Place of birth: Brookline, Massachusetts Date of death: November 22, 1963 Place of death: Dallas, Texas First... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 - April 22, 1994) was the thirty-sixth (1953–1961) Vice President, and the thirty-seventh (1969–1974) President of the United States. ...

1950s

See also: 1958 in television, other events of 1959, 1960 in television and the list of years in television. Events April 24 - The Your Hit Parade television series, which has been on the air since 1935, airs its last episode. ... The 1987 BBC VHS release of the serial. ... See also: 1957 in television, other events of 1958, 1959 in television and the list of years in television. Events July 1 - The Canada. ... Ampex is based in Redwood City, California. ... See also: 1956 in television, other events of 1957, 1958 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 6 - Elvis Presley makes final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. ... Jack Harold Paar (May 1, 1918–January 27, 2004) was an American radio and television talk show host. ... See also: 1955 in television, other events of 1956, 1957 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 28 - Elvis Presley makes his national television debut on The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show. ... The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 musical fantasy film based on L. Frank Baums turn-of-the-century childrens story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which a resourceful American girl is snatched up by a Kansas tornado and deposited in a fantastic land of witches, talking... See also: 1954 in television, other events of 1955, 1956 in television and the list of years in television. Events April 1 - The DuMont Television network drastically cuts back its programming. ... Categories: Stub | CBS network shows | Sitcoms ... This article is about the British television network. ... See also: 1953 in television, other events of 1954, 1955 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - NBC broadcasts the Rose Parade in NTSC color on 21 stations. ... NTSC is the analog television system in use in the United States and many other countries, including most of the Americas and some parts of East Asia. ... Walt Disneys anthology series, commonly called The Wonderful World of Disney, premiered on ABC on October 27, 1954 under the name Disneyland. ... See also: 1952 in television, other events of 1953, 1954 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 19 - 68% of all television sets were tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth. ... British coronations are held in Westminster Abbey. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... TV Guide is a weekly magazine about TV programming. ... See also: 1951 in television, other events of 1952, 1953 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 15 - The funeral of King UK. September 6 - Cable TV debuts in Canada as the CBC in Montreal, Quebec airs. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... This Guiding Light logo, which debuted in 1982, was used for much of the decade. ... I Love Lucy is a classic and most popular American sitcom from the 1950s, starring comedian Lucille Ball, her husband Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. ... Search for Tomorrow title card, first used in black-and-white from 1951 to 1967. ... Love of Life was an American soap opera which aired on CBS from September 24, 1951 until October 25, 1979, when it was taken off the air abruptly for emergency retooling. ... See also: 1949 in television, other events of 1950, 1951 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 12 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) inaugurated. ... The United Mexican States or Mexico ( Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México; regarding the use of the variant spelling Méjico, see section The name below) is a country located in North America, bordered to the north by the United States of America, to the southeast by Guatemala and Belize, to... The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, created, directed, and empowered by Congressional statute. ...

1940s

See also: 1948 in television, other events of 1949, 1950 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 3 - Colgate Theatre premieres on NBC. January 11 - A 2 hour special on all networks celebrates the linking of the eastern and midwestern networks via coaxial cable. ... An Emmy Award. ... The Republic of Cuba is an archipelago in the northern Caribbean that lies at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. ... See also: 1947 in television, other events of 1948, 1949 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 5 - BBC Television Newsreel first broadcast. ... Ed Sullivan (September 28, 1902 - October 13, 1974) was an American entertainment writer and television host, best known as the emcee of a popular TV variety show that was at its height of popularity in the 1950s and early 1960s. ... -1... Howdy Doody was a childrens television program that aired on NBC from 1947 through 1960. ... Meet The Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945, as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, and was later adapted for television. ... See also: 1945 in television, other events of 1946, 1947 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 4 – RCA demonstrates all-electronic color television system. ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson Consumer Electronics, which manufactures RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related accessories; and... See also: 1944 in television, other events of 1945, 1946 in television and the list of years in television. Events Popular Television Shows The Voice of Firestone Televues (1943-1947) Births January 29 - Tom Selleck, actor February 9 - Mia Farrow, actress February 16 - Frank Welker, voice actor February 17 - David... See also: 1943 in television, other events of 1944, 1945 in television and the list of years in television. Events May 22 - The FCC increases its limits for single ownership of television stations from three to five. ... See also: 1942 in television, other events of 1943, 1944 in television and the list of years in television. Events December 23 - The first complete opera, Hansel and Gretel, is telecast, by WRGB in Schenectady. ... 2002 identity of the ABC Circle logo, designed by Paul Rand in 1962. ... See also: 1941 in television, other events of 1942, 1943 in television and the list of years in television. Events April 13 - The FCC minimum programming time required of TV stations is cut from 15 hours to four hours a week during the war. ... See also: 1940 in television, other events of 1941, 1942 in television and the list of years in television. ... See also: 1939 in television, other events of 1940, 1941 in television and the list of years in television. Events January - The FCC holds public hearings on television. ...

1930s

See also: 1938 in television, other events of 1939, 1940 in television and the list of years in television. Events April - television demonstrations are held at the Worlds Fair in New York City and the Golden Gate International Exhibition in San Francisco, California. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. ... The 1939 New York Worlds Fair, located where Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is now (and where the 1964 New York Worlds Fair was held), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... See also: 1937 in television, other events of 1938, 1939 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 11 - The BBC broadcasts the first ever piece of television science-fiction, a 35-minute adaptation of a segment of the play R.U.R. by the Czech playwright... See also: 1936 in television, other events of 1937, 1938 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 6 - The BBC drops the Baird system in favour of the Marconi-EMI 405 lines system. ... RCA, formerly an initialism for the Radio Corporation of America, is now a trademark used by two companies for products descended from that common ancestor: Thomson Consumer Electronics, which manufactures RCA-branded televisions, DVD players, video cassette recorders, direct broadcast satellite decoders, camcorders, audio equipment, telephones, and related accessories; and... See also: 1935 in television, other events of 1936, 1937 in television and the list of years in television. Events July 7 - NBCs first attempt at actual programming is a 30-minute variety show featuring speeches, dance ensembles, monologues, vocal numbers, and film clips. ... See also: 1934 in television, other events of 1935, 1936 in television and the list of years in television. Events March 22 - Germany begin regular television service in Berlin using an 180 line electronic television system. ... See also: 1933 in television, other events of 1934, 1935 in television and the list of years in television. Events First television broadcasts in the USSR March 31 - The agreement for joint experimental transmissions by the BBC and John Logie Bairds company are comes to an end. ... This article needs cleanup. ... See also: 1932 in television, other events of 1933, 1934 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 23 - W9XAL in Kansas City begins broadcasting. ... See also: 1931 in television, other events of 1932, 1933 in television and the list of years in television. Events July 22 - First BBC TV-broadcasts August 15 - CBS begins The Wide World Review November 8 - For the first time, a television network (CBS) reports on the presidential election, with... See also: 1930 in television, other events of 1931, 1932 in television and the list of years in television. Events April 6 - radio (Blue Network of NBC). ... Dr. Allen Balcom DuMont (January 29, 1901 - November 14, 1965) was an American scientist and inventor best known for improvements to the cathode ray tube in 1931 for use in television receivers. ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... This article needs cleanup. ... See also: 1929 in television, other events of 1930, 1931 in television and the list of years in television. Events March 31 John Logie Baird installs a television receiver at 10 Downing Street, London, the British Prime Minister’s residence. ... 10 Downing Street (commonly known as Number 10), is the most famous London street address. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ... In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state. ... July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... James Ramsay MacDonald (October 12, 1866 - November 9, 1937) was Britains first Labour Prime Minister (January-November 1924 and June 1929-August 1931) and subsequently Prime Minister of the National Government of August 1931-June 1935. ... The Man With the Flower in His Mouth is a play by the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. ...

1920s

See also: 1928 in television, other events of 1929, 1930 in television and the list of years in television. Events June 27 - Herbert E. Ives and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City demonstrate color mechanical television, (this was first achieved by John Logie Baird the previous... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with the length of 30 days. ... See also: 1927 in television, other events of 1928, 1929 in television and the list of years in television. Events February 9 - John Logie Baird transmits television pictures across the Atlantic. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... Schenectady is a city located in Schenectady County, New York, of which it is the county seat. ... See also: 1926 in television, other events of 1927, 1928 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 1 - The British Broadcasting Company becomes the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... Manufacturers put records inside protective and decorative cardboard jackets and an inner paper sleeve to protect the grooves from dust and scratches. ... See also: 1925 in television, other events of 1926, 1927 in television and the list of years in television. Events January 26 - John Logie Baird demonstrates a mechanical television system, to 40 members of the Royal Institution. ... January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Royal Institution of Great Britain was set up in 1799 by the leading lights of the age, including Henry Cavendish and its first president George Finch, the 9th Earl of Winchilsea, for diffusing the knowledge, and facilitating the general introduction, of useful mechanical inventions and improvements; and for teaching... See also: other events of 1925, 1926 in television and the list of years in television. Events March 25 John Logie Baird held the first public demonstration of his televisor at the Selfridges department store on Londons Oxford Street. ... October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... John Logie Baird (b. ... Vladimir Kosma Zworykin (July 30, 1889 - July 29, 1982) was a pioneer of television technology. ...

1900s

  • 1908 in television - In a letter to Nature A.A. Campbell-Swinton describes the modern electronic camera and display system which others are to develop throughout the 1920s.
  • 1907 in television - Boris Rosing transmits silhouette images of geometric shapes, using a Nipkow disc, mirror-drum, and a cathode-ray tube receiver.
  • 1900 in television - The word television is coined by Constantin Perskyi at the International Electricity Congress in Paris.

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Television: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com (1123 words)
Television is a telecommunication system for broadcasting and receiving moving pictures and sound over a distance.
The earliest television sets were radios with the addition of a television device consisting of a neon tube with a mechanically spinning disk (the Nipkow disk[?], invented by Paul Gottlieb Nipkow[?]) that produced a red postage-stamp size image.
Television in its original and still most popular form involves sending images and sound over radio waves in the VHF and UHF bands, which are received by a receiver (a television set).
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