Happy 75th Birthday, Commercial TV! Or not, if you hate commercials and don’t want to commemorate the official start of commercial television in the United States.
74th Anniversary of TV’s First Commercial
Today marks the 74th anniversary of commercial television in the United States. The very first commercial was a “time signal” for Bulova watches. There is confusion about what it looked like and how long it was.
Network Programs in December 1946
A look at more than a dozen “network” TV shows in December 1946 that were aired by more than one station.
Commercial TV Turns 73
Happy 73rd birthday, commercial TV. The very first FCC-sanctioned commercial broadcasts took place on Tuesday, July 1st, 1941.
More on WNBT’s First Day of Commercial Broadcasting
I’ve gathered additional information about WNBT’s schedule on July 1st, 1941, which was the first day of commercial broadcasting.
Happy 72nd Birthday, Commercial TV
72 years ago today, commercial television was inaugurated over WNBT in New York City.