TV news tickers

Chip Austin
Tue Aug 17 01:40:39 EDT 2004

In the very early days of cable the cable system (where I grew up, 
anyway) had one channel where they showed a UPI (or AP) ticker while the 
local BM FM station was on the audio channel. They had another channel 
with a camera that scanned back and forth shooting weather dials with an 
ad placard at each end of each scan.

 >It seems to me that back when my parents bought our first TV set, in 
 >late 1949, we
 >occasionally saw the news on television in the form of a moving ticker 
 >on the bottom of the

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