Television Broadcasts on December 7th, 1941

A look at how early commercial television stations WNBT and WCBW in New York City responded to the December 7th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Continue Reading →

Television Broadcasts on December 7th, 1941

Note: This post, originally written on December 7th, 2008 and updated on December 7th, 2009, examines how television — then in its infancy as a commercial medium — covered the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. Today is the 70th anniversary of that attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese took … Continue Reading →

Television Broadcasts on December 7th, 1941

For the past two years I’ve written about how television responded to the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 (today is the 69th anniversary of that attack) but unfortunately this year I don’t have anything new to add to the post I wrote last year. I’m hopeful that one day someone will be … Continue Reading →

Television Broadcasts on December 7th, 1941

Note: This is an updated version of a post I originally wrote on December 7th, 2008 about television’s response to the attack on Pearl Harbor. Today is the 68th anniversary of the attack. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese took the United States by surprise on Sunday, December 7th, 1941. It was morning … Continue Reading →

Television on December 7th, 1941

The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese took the United States by surprise on Sunday, December 7th, 1941. It was morning in Hawaii when the attack began and early afternoon on the East Coast. Of the two commercial television stations in New York City (DuMont’s W2XWV was still experimental) only NBC’s WNBT was operating. … Continue Reading →