Television



Television burst onto the scene after the Second World War and soon became the most important mass medium.  But it had a long history before that:



Low Definition Television:
Francis Jenkins
 British low definition television


Television as we know it:
  Zwyorykin demonstrates electronic TV in 1930


 early tv
But they still needed FCC approval for commercial broadcasting (experimental noncommercial broadcasts were allowed).

 WNBQ Chicago, 1948


in 1947 the television boom began in earnest

 I Love Lucy (1951)


Further techonology:

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