Arts and Entertainment
Television in America
The first broadcast, beginning in 1949, only reached a small part of the East Coast and offered only two hours of programs per week. The reason for the television industry soaring was because of Post-World War II innovations such as microwave relays, which could transmit television waves over long distances. The Federal Communications Commission then allowed 500 new television stations to broadcast.
The significance of the television being able to play things like news reports is that it could easily get information to people around the world. Also playing things like comedy and drama shows kept people entertained.
This is a radio from the 1950's.
A theater where the people watching are using some of the first 3D glasses ever made.
This type of theater that was very popular in the 1950's.
Radios and Movies
In 1948, 18,500 movie theaters had drawn about 90 million paid admissions per week. Instead of crumbling and going away because of the decrease of moviegoers, they capitalized on the advantages that movies held over television. Movies also started having three-dimensional images which were viewed through special glasses that the theater supplied.