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background image MC3375 Week 3 Notes WEEK 3 2/4/19 Philo T. Farnsworth
Vladimir K. Zworykin
Invented television 1936 ­ Frank sinatra and the Hoboken Four were some of TVs earliest performers  Heavy makeup Scorching, blinding lights 1939 ­ Norman Lloyd in first film broadcast
2,012 TV sets picked up earliest broadcasts in 1939 ­ RCA employees with first TVS
Felix the cat was one of the first animated tv stars, 30 vertical lines on TV could clearly be seen
Betty White started with radio and eventually had her own TV program 
Betty white show Most recently: performed in her 90s for SNL  1945 ­ WW2 advertisements/ propaganda 1947 ­ World series largely introduced the TV age, everyone would go to public areas that  owned a TV to watch 1948 ­ year credited to birth of the modern era of TV, that’s when CBS and NBC launched their 
broadcast networks, and everyone wanted to own a TV in their living room
TV becomes a mass medium Radio Stations: Alan Freed spotlighted rock and roll music before anyone else and put together 
acts. He was the first disc jockey and concert producer (from cleveland, Ohio)
Recorded music helped save radio as TV grew in popularity Networks began to shift attention from radio to TV, and hollywood reacted negatively Early stars included Milton Berle and Sid Caesar Early days of TV (cont.)
“I love Lucy” contributions
produced in Hollywood instead of NYC
(Lucy lived in Hollywood, did a live show in NY and wanted to settle down)
Filmed instead of live Three camera technique in order to have a live audience MOST WATCHED SHOW in early ‘50s CBS and NBC have large rivalry (1950’s tv) 1952 ­ Dave Garroway hosted the Today Show (began in 1952) Licensing freeze lifted
background image MC3375 Week 3 Notes Dumont Network folds (1955) The start of TV news: Camel news caravan, broadcasted by NBC, offered 15 mins of newsreel  footage, hosted by John Cameron Schwaze Early TV would incorporate names of advertisements into show Big Quiz Show scandals (late 1950s) Standards and practices division ­ bleeps bad words, began in the 50’s and really took 
off in the 60’s.
Being fed the answers (Van Doren) 2/6/2019 Some notes on popular early shows: I love Lucy Gunsmoke 1955­1975 (Longest running tv show) westerns very popular in early tv James Bond (early 60s) introduced the spy genre Beverly hillbillies on CBS Rural Comedy also very popular in 60s Andy Griffith Show (1960­1968), later introduced a spinoff o Sherriff, father and son dynamic First black actor to headline in iSpy in 1965 (Bill Cosby) Comedian and the cosby show 1970 ­ tv targets more urban audiences (city dwelling genres) and abandons rural comedies Freddie Prince (first hispanic to headline as Chico&the man) committed suicide That girl (marlow thomas) and (actress mary Tyler Moore) o Reflected women in the workforce as women start to become more independent Roseanne Barr   Fired for racist twitter rant (paid about 20 mil to just leave) Seinfeld starred george clooney

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School: Texas State University
Department: Journalism and Mass Communications
Course: Programming in Electronic Media
Term: Spring 2019
Tags: mc3375, electronic, programming, history, and Media
Name: MC3375 Lecture Notes week 3
Description: These notes detail the in-class lectures leading up to exam 1.
Uploaded: 02/08/2019
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