1933 in television

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The year 1933 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1933.


  • January 23 – W9XAL in Kansas City begins broadcasting.
  • January 24 – John Cameron Swayze begins his daily Journal-Post News Flashes on W9XAL, which is simulcast by KMBC radio.
  • April 21 – The first television revue, named Looking In, is shown on the BBC. The first four minutes of this programme survive on a Silvatone record, an early method of home video recording.
  • August 4 – W9XAT in Minneapolis, Minnesota makes its first transmission.
  • RCA performs private field tests in Camden, New Jersey of an electronic television system.

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Television shows[edit]

Series Debut Ended
The Television Ghost 1931 1933