Philo Farnsworth uses his image dissector to transmit a picture of a line.
NBC introduces an evening newscast, hosted by radio man Lowell Thomas, as part of its regular programming.
Swanson debuts the frozen TV dinner—turkey and fixings in a box depicting a television screen.
Media mogul Ted Turner launches Cable News Network, the first 24-hour news channel.
Ninety-eight percent of U.S. households own at least one TV set; 64 percent have two or more.
One billion viewers tune in for the opening of the Beijing Olympics.
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