W2XBS Schedule, Week of August 13th, 1939

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week starting Sunday, August 13th, 1939, straight from television listings printed in The New York Times. There was a rare broadcast on Sunday (tennis finals from Rye, New York) and the usual assortment of variety and films. On Wednesday, August 16th … Continue Reading →

No Article Today; Updated Exhibit

I’m afraid there won’t be a new article today. I do hope to be able to finish two articles next month and in December but after that I may have to cut back to just one article a month. I have added four CBS advertisements to my ABC Promotional Artwork, 1971-1975 as a bonus, because … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #2

Man from Atlantis #2 First Published March 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group Unlike the giant-size premiere issue (read my review here), the second issue of Marvel’s comic book adaptation of NBC’s Man from Atlantis contained just one story. Titled “Into the Bermuda Triangle,” the story opened with Dr. Elizabeth Merrill asking Dr. Miller Simon … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: The Barbara Stanwyck Show, The Fugitive

Out today is The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Vol. 1 from E1 Entertainment and The Archive of American Television. The anthology series was only on the air for one season from 1960 to 1961 and produced 36 episodes. Fifteen are included in this volume; whether they’re the first fifteen or not remains to be seen. Bonus … Continue Reading →


National Hooper Ratings, September 1949

Larry Wolters was very specific about the period these ratings covered, writing on October 28th, 1949 that “Milton Berle is again top man in television, according to the first fall Hooper poll of video. The initial checkup, covering September, placed him far ahead of his nearest competitor.” That’s an understatement. According to Wolters, Berle had … Continue Reading →

What Was Television’s First Soap Opera?

Like much of early television history, the identity of the very first soap opera (or serial) is debatable. Some sources point to DuMont’s Faraway Hill, broadcast from October to December of 1946, as the first. At the very least, Faraway hill is believed to be the first network soap opera. Another contender may be War … Continue Reading →

W2XBS Schedule, Week of August 6th, 1939

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week starting Sunday, August 6th, 1939, straight from television listings printed in The New York Times. There was plenty of tennis, from the Westchester Country Club, as well as the usual variety programming and news. Something titled “Do You Want to … Continue Reading →

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