Sept 7, 2019: Television

On September 7, 1927 Philo Farnsworth demonstrate9 the first use of his electronic television in San Francisco. And nothing was good on, so he got bored.

Television became a boom industry in America in the 1950’s even though there were mostly just two channels for most Americans. The 1960’s and 1970’s gave a lot of Americans at least 3 main choices for programming, plus UHF channels in the larger markets. And in Detroit, they could get Canadian programming, which was pretty much Bozo The Clown, Wayne & Schuster specials, and Curling.

The 1980’s brought CableTV to much of America, and satellites got more popular, although the lure of getting free satellite reception was dampened by scrambling. But the newer small satellite dishes made Dish & DirectTV a good choice for programming for many.

And today, Streaming Services like Roku sticks, Netflix, Amazon Prime TV and many others are filling a need for a lot of younger adults who don’t want to spend a lot on their TV programming each month, and who want to watch their shows at their time on their schedules.

Today’s chat: Do you watch television? What TV Programming do you currently have? Why does it fit your needs?

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