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Re: [ARSCLIST] Half-vast wasteland--was: Slides and inconvenient media (was spin it again)
We were also glad to see anything that moved. Our TV arrived in 1950, a 17-inch
Admiral with radio and phonygraph. Nobody was allowed to sit NEAR the set
because of the perceived danger of damaging your eyes. But we'd haul a table
into the living room and eat dinner while watching Jack Benny on Sunday
evenings. That console had a good 9-inch speaker though.
Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
"Steven C. Barr(x)" <stevenc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: ----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Hodge"
Omnibus , NBC Playhouse , Project 54, CBS and NBC news documentaries by
the score, Hallmark Playhouse, to nane a few !
Show me anything that's on the commercial networks that can compare
Well, that was JUST before my time...our family acquired a TV set in
late 1954. However, in the early fifties TV owners were mostly from
the higher classes of society, since a set cost $400-500 (as, oddly
enough, it still does...though the current one is colour, has a 27"
screen and stereo sound...) and such a price was out of reach for
the "masses," who could (if male, anyway) watch sports at their
regular tavern. As well, the limited number of licenses meant
that almost all TV stations were in large cities. These factors
provided a demographic that could/would support the programming
which you cite...
Steven C. Barr
"If you're not on somebody's watchlist,you're not doing your job"
Dave Von Kleist
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