What was the first network recap special catching viewers up on the story so far? ABC aired a recap special for Soap in September 1977. Was it the very first?
In November 1941, a WCBW newscast discussing the loss of the U.S.S. Ruben James was censored by the military.
President Truman delivered the first televised State of the Union Address in January 1947. It was broadcast by five stations on the East Coast.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, broadcast on all three networks.
The 1960 Winter Olympics were the first Olympic games to be televised in the United States. CBS aired more than 13 hours of coverage over the course of 11 days.
Was DuMont’s Faraway Hill television’s first soap opera? Or was it a local WPTZ show called Last Year’s Nest?