From: "Larry Friedman" <[log in to unmask]>
> Man, am I impressed! 3-4 channels? When we got our first television (a
Zenith round screen), we got a grand total of ONE channel. People would go
wherever there was a television set and watch test patterns and comment on
them ("Gee, yours is clearer than ours!"). I was born and brought up in
Utica, NY, and the closest city with another television station was
Syracuse, 50 miles away, but, being a bigger city, they had TWO channels. It
was years before we could pick up Syracuse stations, and when we finally
did, it was as if we could pick up China.
As well, most taverns had TV sets...where customers could watch boxing,
or sports events...!
Steven C. Barr