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Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

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1952 Christmas commercial from early days of T.V. 

Jewelite Hairbrush Commercial Christmas 1952 : D.D.Teoli Jr. A.C. : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive


Some interesting history from TV's early days...

  • 1949: In January, the number of TV stations had grown to 98 in 58 market areas.
  • 1949: The FCC adopted the Fairness Doctrine, which made broadcasters responsible for seeking out and presenting all sides of an issue when covering controversy. This act was a supplement to the Communications Act of 1934, which required broadcasters to give equal airtime to candidates running in elections.
  • 1951: I Love Lucy, sponsored by Philip Morris, was born. The half-hour sitcom ranked as the number one program in the nation for four of its first six full seasons.
  • 1951: On June 21, CBS broadcasted the first color program. As mentioned above, CBS’s color system only worked with a small number of TVs across America. Only 12 customers across America could see the first color TV broadcast. 12 million other TVs were blank for this program.
  • 1952: Bob Hope takes his comedy from radio to TV as The Bob Hope Show debuts in October, 1952.
  • 1952: By the end of 1952, TVs could be found in 20 million households across America, a rise of 33% from the previous year. U.S. advertisers spent a total of $288 million on television advertising time, an increase of 38.8% from 1951.
  • 1953: RCA releases its color broadcasting system, which worked on 12 million TVs instead of 12.
  • 1954: NBC launches The Tonight Show with comedian Steve Allen.
  • 1955: Gunsmoke, the classic western TV show, began its 20 year run on CBS.
  • 1958: 525 cable TV systems across America serve 450,000 subscribers. In response, CBS takes out a two page advertisement in TV Guide stating that “Free television as we know it cannot survive alongside pay television.”

History of the Television | From The 1800s To Current Time (bebusinessed.com)

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