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)" <[log in to unmask]> 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
>> today !
> 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
> Get your own web address.
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