Television Communication

By Foxella
  • NBC was founded

    NBC was founded
    CBS and NBC were the first television stations
  • CBS was founded

    CBS was founded
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    Television Communication

  • FCC approves color TV

    FCC approves color TV
    In 1950 the first color television was approved by the FCC
  • I Love Lucy

    I Love Lucy
    I Love Lucy almost instantly became a hit, it was one of the most popular forms of TV entertainment of its decade. I Love Lucy surely shows how entertainment has changed over the years. Back in the 50's this show was a hit. It showed that society was content on simple humor of a women constantly trying to become a super star. This showed that it was a very big deal to be famous. As well as how simple the humor was compared to how it is now.
  • Remote

    Remote
    The first useful remote was created by Robert Adler
  • First split screen debate

    First split screen debate
    Kennedy and Nixon debates aired on television, on a split screen
  • John F. Kennedy's assasination and funeral aired on television

    John F. Kennedy's assasination and funeral aired on television
    News of John F. Kennedy's assasination was shown on network television, as well as his funeral, with non stop coverage.
  • Gilligan's Island

    Gilligan's Island
    The first episode of Gilligan's Island played in 1964, and it continued to be popular until 1967. Gilligan's Island represents the decade's culture in many ways. This show displayed that decade's culture by showing their good sense of humor. It also showed their far fetched idea of being stranded on an island.
  • TV transmission from moon

    TV transmission from moon
    The first TV transmission from the moon took place in 1969, 600 million people tuned in to watch
  • Color TVs in homes

    Color TVs in homes
    In 1972 more than half of TVs in homes are color
  • Watergate hearings are shown on television

    Watergate hearings are shown on television
    When the controversy with president Nixon came out it spread like wildfire. The court hearings were broadcasted live on television.
  • Happy Days

    Happy Days
    Happy Days represented the 1970's perfectly, even though the show takes place back in the 50's. This show expresses the true meaning of family. This show represents this time by showing how close family almost always was.
  • PBS switches to all satellite

    PBS switches to all satellite
    PBS was the first television station to change over to all satellite programs
  • Direct Broadcast Satellite is introduced

    Direct Broadcast Satellite is introduced
    Direct Broadcast is introduced in Indianapolis, In, in 1983
  • VHS introduced

    VHS introduced
    The super VHS is first introduced
  • Full House Airs

    Full House Airs
    Full House was a very popular tv series in the 90s. It represents the culture and society of the 90s in many ways. It shows that families stick together no matter what. Also, it shows how relationships were developed and how they progressed during the 90s.
  • Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Although this show might have been more of a show for children. It really shows how the television industry was experimenting with new ideas. Teen Mutant Ninja Turtles was a very popular show, because it was alot different than most television shows of its time.
  • 98% of U.S. households own at least one TV set

    98% of U.S. households own at least one TV set
    at the start of the year 98% of U.S. households own at least one TV set and 64% have two or more sets.
  • Closed captioning is required on all TV sets

    Closed captioning is required on all TV sets
    *Not actual date*
  • More than 80 million people watch the series finale of Cheers

    More than 80 million people watch the series finale of Cheers
    *not actual date*
  • Digital satellite dishes that are only 18 inches in diameter hit the market

    Digital satellite dishes that are only 18 inches in diameter hit the market
    These satellites are the second most best selling electronic. (VCR's are first.)
  • Digital discs become popular

    Digital discs become popular
    Digital discs aka DVDs become very popular and take over VHS tapes. 2000 is known as the year of the digital disc.
  • News stations offered commercial-free, nonstop coverage of the 9/11 attack

    News stations offered commercial-free, nonstop coverage of the 9/11 attack
    *not actual date*
  • Everyone is focusing on the live news coverage of the Iraq War

    Everyone is focusing on the live news coverage of the Iraq War
    *not actual date*
  • Flat screen televisions

    Flat screen televisions
    Flat screen televisions are introduced and become very popluar, almost wiping out the sales of regular televisions.
  • Congress demands TV broadcasters to swith to HD.

    Congress demands TV broadcasters to swith to HD.
    All TV signals must be in digital high-definition by February 17, 2009 *not actual date*
  • Dexter Airs

    Dexter Airs
    Dexter is a show that represents 2000-2010. It shows that everyone can have a secret life, and everyone does. Whether or not people know, someone is always watching them and waiting for the right time to get them. No one knows except yourself what you feel on the inside but everyone knows how you chose to express what you feel. It shows that everyone has evil insides themselves at some point in their life. No one is safe out in the real world and if you mess up, karma will come and get you.
  • Jersey Shore airs

    Jersey Shore airs
    Jersey Shore represents 2010-present. It represents people today because it shows people who are drunk and acting inappropriately which is really what happens in today's world.
  • 3-D television

    3-D television
    3-D televisions are introduced so people can watch 3-D movies and television shows in the company of their own home.
  • HDTV is the normal

    HDTV is the normal
    HDTV becomes the standard and there are over 500 channels by cable, satellite, over-the-air broadcast, and Internet.