Television History and Development

    Did you ever think about what life would be like without television?  Well, it was not that long ago that there was no television.  It has only been about 60 years since the public first saw an image on television.  And, since that time, there have been amazing advances in the world of television.
    David Sarnoff, president of RCA, pushed to have television suitable for the public during the early 1930s.  In fact, the development of black and white television began in 1929, when RCA produced a moving picture of the cartoon character Felix the Cat.  However, the picture had poor definition, which was 60 lines per frame.
    Click here to look at a site with a time line of the development of television.           

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Last Updated: May 19, 1999
Created by Diana Waxman , Jessica Bureau & Greg Roeberg