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Re: The first TV station
- Subject: Re: The first TV station
- From: Mark Shneyder <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 15:17:16 -0500 (EST)
On Tue, 1 Apr 1997, Donna Halper wrote:
> Sarnoff insisted WNBT was first, because it broadcast at the New York
> World's Fair, whereas the CBS station did not... most text-books, as a
> result, give that 'first' to WNBT...
"Broadcasting in America" gives the 'first' to WNBT. In Jan. 1940 it became
the first "network" station when it transmitted programming from NYC to
WRGB-TV in Schenectady,NY via automated relay lines....
As far as FCC license goes, in June 1941, WNBT became the first licensed
broadcast TV station in the US...WCBW-TV was also licensed in 1941 but didnt
become WCBS until 1948 when Mr. CBS, William Pailey bought it to start his
own TV network...