History of TV & Talk shows

Timeline created by Daniel Woodburn
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  • The invention of television

    In 1927, the first electronic Television was invented by 21 year old inventor Philo Taylor Farnsworth
  • First television station in the UK

    BBC Television begins broadcasting regular high-definition programmes from Alexandra Palace to the London area. The non-compatible Baird and Marconi-EMI systems are used on alternate weeks.
  • The first talk show

    Joe Franklin, an American radio and television personality, hosted the first ever television talk show. The show began in 1951 on WJZ-TV, and later moves to WOR-TV form 1962-93
  • The Debut of NBC's 'The Tonight Show'

    The Debut of NBC's 'The Tonight Show'
    With Steve Allen at the helm as host, the 'Tonight Show' make it's debut in 1954, being the longest running talk show in history, followed closely by The Late Late Show,which debut in 1962. durinh his stint as host, Allen originated such talk show staples as an opening monologue, celebrity interviews, audience participation, comedy skits (which was taken outside the studio) and musical performances.
  • Rise of political talk shows

    TV news pioneer Edward R. Murrow hosted a talk show entitled 'Small World' in the late 1950's. Since then, political TV talk shows have predominantly aired on Sunday mornings.
  • The creation of Channel 4

    On the 2nd November 1982, Channel 4 began to broadcast of British TVs. The first Programme to air on this Channel was Countdown.
  • Debut of 'TFI Friday'

    Debut of 'TFI Friday'
    Broadcasting on Fridays, as the name implies, Channel 4 debut TFI Friday. A British talkshow, which regularly featured live music from then-popular British rock Bands as well as American rock bands when they were touring the country (Wikipedia makes this seem like a big deal, so it must be). This show was hosted by Captain UnAmerica; Chris Evans
  • The digital switchover

    Beginning in 2008 up until 2012, the UK began switching from using analogue signals to using digital signals, this was known as the Digital Switchover, or DSO (sounds like a new Nintendo handheld or some kind of disease).