Category: The TV Industry

These articles cover topics relating to the TV industry that may be unfamiliar to the casual viewer, ranging from the programming trends to fall preview specials to unsold pilots shown on TV.

Television Programs in 1941

Believe it or not there were television programs in 1941, including some that included commercials, primarily on stations in New York City.

Telemeter: Coin Operated TV

Telemeter was a coin-operated pay TV system that was tested in the 1950s in the United States and in Canada during the 1960s.

The Color Revolution: Television In The Sixties

The color revolution hit television in the mid-1960s and within a few years every single television show was being broadcast in glorious living color. NBC led the way but the other networks soon followed.

History of the Fall Preview Special

The networks started airing fall preview specials in the early 1960s, giving viewers the chance to preview their new and returning TV shows. Not every special aired nationally. Learn more about the history of the fall preview special in this article.

Outtakes, Bloopers & Goofs

Mistakes on TV have been happening as long as TV has been around. Watch outtakes and bloopers from TV shows like M*A*S*H, Star Trek, The Waltons, and Mork & Mindy.