Rise of Television

Lights, Camera, Action!

The history of the television

The idea of moving images in a box came from the mind of a young 15 year old potato farmer named Philo T. Farnsworth. He later moved to L.A. in 1923 with insight to find investors and assistants and in the end, he ends up inventing the very first Television in 1927. Little did he know, the massive impact it would have on the world today.
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Some of the top shows in the 1950s

Impact on the decade

Although T.V. was not relatively new, it was becoming massively popular at this time. T.V.'s were produced in the 1940's but production was halted because of World War 2. After the war however, T.V.'s were but on the market. At this time only four broadcasting networks were available: ABC, CBS, NBC, and the DuMont Network, though DuMont eventually failed. However, audiences wanted a bigger "variety" of shows, and thus modern entertainment was born.

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How TV has changed throughout the years

Connection to Today and solution for the Future

Because of the 1950's, T.V. has had a massive impact on society today, as it is part of our daily lives. Back then there were only 4 original T.V. channels, today there are over 2,218 channels in the United States alone. Another way T.V has impacted the future is the way we receive our news. back then you had to rely on the newspaper and radio, but today you just have to turn on your T.V. go to one of the many news stations and get your fill there. T.V. has had probably the biggest impact on American life today.

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