1952 in television
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The year 1952 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1952.
- February 15 – The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK.
- July 7 - Turkey's first television station was opened ITU TV.
- July 20 – Arrow to the Heart, the first collaboration between director Rudolph Cartier and scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, is broadcast by BBC Television.
- August 1 – First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based on the radio station of the same name.
- September 6 – Television debuts in Canada with the initiation of CBFT in Montreal, Quebec.
- September 8 – CBLT in Toronto, Ontario begins broadcasting as Canada's second TV station.
- September 20 – The first commercial Ultra High Frequency (UHF) television station in the world, KPTV (now a Fox company affiliate), begins broadcasting in Portland, Oregon on channel 27.
- October 7 – WFIL-TV Philadelphia's afternoon series Bandstand, which will become American Bandstand, changes emphasis to teens dancing to popular records
- November 16 – CBS Television City in Hollywood, California opens.
- The first political advertisements appear on US television. Democrats buy a 30-minute time segment for their candidate, Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson receives unfavorable mail for interfering with a broadcast of I Love Lucy. Dwight Eisenhower buys 20 second commercial segments and wins the election.
- The first telecast of an atomic bomb detonation (KTLA).
- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission reserved channels for non-commercial, public broadcasting.
- There were approximately 146,000 television sets in Canada and most antennas were pointed towards WBEN-TV (now WIVB) in Buffalo, New York.
- The first telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast by CBS.
- Amos & Andy (1951–1953)
- Author Meets the Critics (1947–1954)
- Bozo the Clown (1948–present)
- Café Continental (UK) (1947–1953)
- Candid Camera (1948–present)
- Cisco Kid (1950–1956)
- Come Dancing (UK) (1949–1995)
- Dragnet (1951–1959)
- Gillette Cavalcade of Sports (1946–1960)
- Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951–present)
- Hawkins Falls (1950, 1951–1955)
- Howdy Doody (1947–1960)
- I Love Lucy (1951–1960)
- Juvenile Jury (1947–1954)
- Kaleidoscope (UK) (1946–1953)
- Kraft Television Theater (1947–1958)
- Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947–1957)
- Life with Elizabeth (1952–1955)
- Love of Life (1951–1980)
- Martin Kane, Private Eye (1949–1954)
- Meet the Press (1947–present)
- Muffin the Mule (UK) (1946–1955)
- Search for Tomorrow (1951–1986)
- Television Newsreel (UK) (1948–1954)
- The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)
- The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
- The Goldbergs (1949–1955)
- The Jack Benny Show (1950–1965)
- The Roy Rogers Show (1951–1957)
- The Texaco Star Theater (1948–1953)
- The Voice of Firestone (1949–1963)
- Truth or Consequences (1950–1988)
- What's My Line (1950–1967)
- Your Hit Parade (1950–1959)
- Your Show of Shows (1950–1954)
- January 14 – The Today Show on NBC (1952–present)
- March 1 – Death Valley Days in syndication (1952–1975)
- June 19 – I've Got a Secret on CBS (1952–1967)
- June 30 – the soap opera The Guiding Light (1952–2009) on CBS, which began on radio in 1937, becoming the longest-running regularly scheduled drama in television history
- September – the religious drama This Is the Life on DuMont, and ran until the late 1980s
- September 19 – Adventures of Superman in syndication (1952–1958)
- October 26 – Victory at Sea (1952–1953) on NBC, one of the first historic documentary series
- November 1 – Hockey Night in Canada on CBC (1952–present)
- November 6 – Biff Baker, U.S.A. on CBS (1952–1953)
- November 8 – My Hero on NBC (1952–1953)
- December 1 – The Abbott and Costello Show in syndication (1952–1954)
- December 15 – Flower Pot Men on BBC Television (1952)
- American Bandstand, originally called Bandstand, as a local program in Philadelphia (1952–1989)
- Life Is Worth Living with Bishop Fulton J. Sheen on DuMont (1952–1955), then on ABC (1955–1957)
- My Little Margie (1952–1955), starring Gale Storm
- See It Now hosted by Edward R. Murrow
- The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet on ABC (1952–1966)
- The Ernie Kovacs Show, where Kovacs explores the boundaries of television technology with his use of special effects (1952–1953)
- Meet the Masters, a program about classical music, on NBC and WGN-TV
- This Is Your Life in the U.S. (1952–1961)
- Life with Elizabeth, a sitcom featuring Betty White (1952–1955)
Ending during 1952
|April 11||Faye Emerson's Wonderful Town||1951|
|April 24||Stop the Music||1949|
|Unknown||Picture Page (UK)||1946|
|March 2||Laraine Newman||Comic actress (Saturday Night Live)|
|March 4||Ronn Moss||Actor (The Bold and the Beautiful), musician|
|April 1||Annette O'Toole||Actress (Smallville)|
|April 5||Mitch Pileggi||Actor (The X-Files)|
|April 6||Marilu Henner||Actress (Taxi)|
|May 4||Michael Barrymore||British comedian, presenter|
|May 6||Gregg Henry||Actor, musician|
|Michael O'Hare||Actor (Babylon 5)|
|May 11||Frances Fisher||Actress|
|May 21||Mr. T||Actor (The A-Team)|
|June 18||Carol Kane||Actress (Taxi)|
|June 20||John Goodman||Actor (Roseanne)|
|July 1||Dan Aykroyd||Comic actor (Saturday Night Live)|
|July 17||David Hasselhoff||Actor (Baywatch)|
|August 10||Daniel Hugh Kelly||Actor (Hardcastle and McCormick)|
|August 18||Patrick Swayze||Actor / dancer (d. 2009)|
|August 19||Jonathan Frakes||Actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation), director|
|September 25||Christopher Reeve||Actor (d. 2004)|
|October 9||Sharon Osbourne||TV personality (The Osbournes, The Talk)|
|October 28||Annie Potts||Actress (Designing Women)|
|November 3||Roseanne Barr||Actress (Roseanne), comedian|
|November 8||Alfre Woodard||Actress|
|December 9||Michael Dorn||Actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation)|
|December 12||Sarah Douglas||Actress (Falcon Crest)|
- McNeil, Alex (1996). Total Television. Penguin Books USA, Inc. ISBN 0-14-02-4916-8.