History of TV timeline

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A series of photographs can be viewed by stroboscopic disc

1872 - 1877

George Eastman invents flexible photographic film.

1884

Thomas Edison patents motion picture camera.

1887

Edison attempts to record picture photos onto a wax cylinder.

1888

Dickson shoots numerous 15 second motion pictures using Edison's kineograph

1891 - 1895

Dickson shoots numerous 15 second motion pictures using Edison's kineograph, his motion picture camera.

Use of cathode ray tube to produce television images.

1907

First television broadcast made available in London.

1936

Initial proposal for color TV broadcast made by George Valensi.

1938

There were fewer than 7,000 working TV sets and only 9 stations on the air.

1945

The Blue Network, part of NBC, officially becomes the ABC network.

1946

"Howdy Doody," a children's series, premieres live on NBC in December.

1947 - 1960

I was only a 1 hour program