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 1934 .  1935 .  1936 .  1937  . 1938  . 1939  . 1940 
1941 1942 1943 -1944- 1945 1946 1947
 1948 .  1949 .  1950 .  1951  . 1952  . 1953  . 1954 
       In radio: 1941 1942 1943 -1944- 1945 1946 1947     
          In film : 1941 1942 1943 -1944- 1945 1946 1947     

The year 1944 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1944.

EventsEdit

  • May 22 – The FCC increases its limits for single ownership of television stations from three to five.
  • May 25 – First commercial U.S. telecast by relay. Eddie Cantor is broadcast from NBC's Manhattan station WNBT to Philco's Philadelphia station WPTZ, via an automatic relay tower halfway between the two cities. (The AT&T coaxial cable between the cities is unavailable because of the war.) NBC cuts off Cantor in the middle of his rendition of the song "We're Having a Baby, My Baby and Me" when it finds some of the lyrics and his gestures "objectionable."
  • August 16 – Paris télévision – Fernsehsender Paris stops broadcasting. Broadcasting resumes in October 1944 under the name Télévision française with the same technical equipment.
  • August 16John Logie Baird demonstrates the world's first color television picture tube. Color films are shown from a flying-spot scanner.

DebutsEdit

Television showsEdit

Series Debut Ended
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963
Missus Goes a Shopping August 1, 1944 1949
The World in Your Home 1944 1948

BirthsEdit

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