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World Television Day – November 21


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We’re a long way from adjusting the antenna.

Brianna Lowe, Staff writer

World Television Day is November 21, but can you imagine a world without television? That was life a century ago!

The first electronic television was invented in 1927 by 21-year-old Philo Farnsworth, according to Wikipedia, but televisions weren’t mass-produced till 1946. The RCA 630TS had a 10-inch screen and was sold for $435 in 1946, which is $5,806.25 today. (telegram.com)

One of the very first TV shows was The Queen’s Messenger, a drama that was broadcast as an experiment on September 11, 1928. At that time, very few people actually owned a TV and the show went unnoticed by the masses.

Television shows have come a long way from then. In 2020, some of the most popular TV shows are Raised by Wolves, The Haunting of Bly Manor, Ratcheted, and Ruthless and there are hundreds of channels available around the country and around the world. We used to use television every day to get news, for entertainment, and education, but the role of the internet has replaced many of our reasons for the television.

You can celebrate World Television Day by binge-watching your favorite show or movie, having a movie night, or even just sharing your favorite TV moment with your community.

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