Saturday, September 4, 2010
1st Nationwide TV Broadcast Today, Sept. 4,1951
It is documented that today in 1951, the first nationwide TV broadcast took place; NBC was said to have been the country's first nationwide network. In the '50s, names like Charlton Heston, Jack Webb, Gene Autry also became a lot of "firsts", in their own right. Shows like "The Honeymooners" and "I Love Lucy" hit the screen about 1951 and many other great shows and sitcoms followed. Here's some neat history to follow in "Film History of the 1950s":
In the mid-1950s, KTHV was born out of radio station KTHS, when the radio station built television studios. In 1954, a new building was built and the TV and radio station was moved to 720 Izard Street. It was the first building in Arkansas to be built for both radio and TV, with KTHV-TV on the first floor and KTHS on the second.
As history shows, KTHS was sold to KAAY, Inc. in 1962...and the show goes on.
KTHV first signed on November 27, 1955 and wasn't involved in the original nationwide broadcast; I thought it was a neat tie-in, though!
Bud S. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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