1948 in television

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The year 1948 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1948.

Events[edit]

  • March 20 – Renowned Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini makes his television debut, conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in the U.S. in a program featuring the works of Richard Wagner.
  • April 3 – Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 is played on television in its entirety for the first time in a concert featuring Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra. The chorus is conducted by Robert Shaw.
  • June 21 – The first network telecast of political conventions from Philadelphia.
  • July 29 – The BBC Television Service begins its coverage of the 1948 Olympic Games in London by broadcasting the opening ceremony. From now until the closing ceremony on August 14 the BBC will broadcast an average three and a half hours a day of live coverage from the Games, using a special coaxial cable linking the main venue at Wembley Stadium to the television service's base at Alexandra Palace. This is the most ambitious sustained outside broadcast yet attempted by the BBC, but is completed without serious problems.
  • July 30 – Professional wrestling premieres during prime-time on the DuMont Network.
  • August 15 – The first network nightly newscast, CBS-TV News, debuts on CBS with Douglas Edwards as journalist.
  • November 4 Moscow TV facility adopted a new 625 line PAL television standard.
  • November 29 – Roller Derby is broadcast from NY on the CBS television network.
  • November 29 – The television puppet show series Kukla, Fran and Ollie is transferred to the NBC Midwest Network.
  • December 18 — WDSU TV, NBC affiliate, Becomes the first station in New Orleans and the State of Louisiana
  • CBS begins network programming.
  • ABC establishes its first television station in New York.
  • Television manufacturing begins in Canada.
  • Telecasts of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, begin until 1954.

Debuts[edit]

Television programs[edit]

Series Debut Ended
Picture Page (UK) October 8, 1936 1939
1946 1952
Starlight (UK) November 3, 1936 1939
1946 1949
For The Children (UK) April 24, 1937 1939
July 7, 1946 1950
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963
Missus Goes A Shopping August 1, 1944 1949
The World in Your Home 1944 1948
Kaleidoscope (UK) November 2, 1946 1953
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports November 8, 1946 June 24, 1960
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946 1955
Paging You (UK) 1946 1948
Television Screen Magazine 1946 1949
You Are an Artist 1946 1950
Doorway to Fame May 2, 1947 July 4, 1949
Kraft Television Theater May 7, 1947 1958
Kukla, Fran and Ollie October 13, 1947 1957
Meet the Press November 6, 1947
Mary Kay and Johnny November 18, 1947 March 11, 1950
Howdy Doody December 27, 1947 September 24, 1960
Americana 1947 1949
Birthday Party 1947 1949
Café Continental (UK) 1947 1953
Charade Quiz 1947 1949
Eye Witness 1947 1948
Juvenile Jury 1947 1954
In the Kelvinator Kitchen 1947 1948
Musical Merry-Go-Round 1947 1949
Small Fry Club 1947 1951
Television Newsreel (UK) January 5, 1948 1954
The Original Amateur Hour January 18, 1948 September 27, 1970
Court of Current Issues February 9, 1948 June 26, 1951
Stop Me If You've Heard This One March 4, 1948 April 22, 1949
Author Meets the Critics April 1948 October 10, 1954
Hollywood Screen Test April 15, 1948 1953
Texaco Star Theater June 8, 1948 1953
The Ed Sullivan Show June 20, 1948 June 6, 1971
Candid Camera August 10, 1948
CBS Evening News August 15, 1948
Foodini the Great August 23, 1948 June 23, 1951
Actors Studio September 1948 June 1950
Champagne and Orchids September 6, 1948 January 10, 1949
Stained Glass Windows September 26, 1948 October 16, 1949
Ford Theatre October 17, 1948 July 10, 1957
The Growing Paynes October 20, 1948 August 3, 1949
The Adventures of Oky Doky November 4, 1948 May 26, 1949
The Morey Amsterdam Show December 17, 1948 October 12, 1950
The Alan Dale Show 1948 1951
Amanda 1948 1949
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 1948 January 1, 1958
The Bigelow Show 1948 1949
Break the Bank 1948 1957
Cartoon Teletales 1948 1950
Celebrity Time 1948 September 1952
Child's World 1948 1949
Club Seven 1948 1951
The Philco Television Playhouse 1948 1955
Winner Take All 1948 1952r

Programs ending during 1948[edit]

Date Show Debut
Unknown The World in Your Home 1944
Paging You 1946
Eye Witness 1947
In the Kelvinator Kitchen

Births[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=h3nCJAlg5qUC&pg=PA100&lpg=PA100&dq=paddy+the+pelican&source=bl&ots=rCR9N0xyHD&sig=QYzEVwi-3FWFSLED_PwrqG76XeU&hl=en&ei=-0ZOTbqUFoO88gaYhNiBDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CEoQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q=paddy%20the%20pelican&f=false

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