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 1937 .  1938 .  1939 .  1940  . 1941  . 1942  . 1943 
1944 1945 1946 -1947- 1948 1949 1950
 1951 .  1952 .  1953 .  1954  . 1955  . 1956  . 1957 
       In radio: 1944 1945 1946 -1947- 1948 1949 1950     
          In film : 1944 1945 1946 -1947- 1948 1949 1950     

The year 1947 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1947.

EventsEdit

  • January 3 – Proceedings of the U.S. Congress are televised for the first time.
  • January 22 – The first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, KTLA, begins operation in Hollywood, California.
  • January 29RCA demonstrates an all-electronic color television system using live images, to the Federal Communications Commission.
  • January 30 – The FCC rejects CBS' color television system.
  • February 10 to March 11 – BBC television service in the UK is temporarily suspended due to a national fuel crisis.
  • March 11 – The first successful American children's television series, Movies for Small Fry debuts on the DuMont Network.
  • July 16 – RCA demonstrates the world's first all-electronic color camera to the Federal Communications Commission. (Only television receivers were present at the demonstration on January 29; the camera was at a remote studio.)
  • September 30 – The opening game of the World Series is the first World Series game to be telecast. The 1947 World Series brought in an estimated 3.9 million people, becoming television's first mass audience.
  • October 5 – The first presidential address from the White House is telecast. President Truman speaks about the world food crisis. It is preceded by a Jell-O commercial, and features the president discussing his program for food rationing. The address was televised by WTVW-TV (today's WJLA-TV Channel 7 in Washington DC) on its inaugural broadcast. It was also simulcast on radio. It was long believed that no copy of this broadcast existed, but segments are preserved on kinescope in the Library of Congress. (For the record, President Franklin Roosevelt's address on experimental TV at the 1939 New York World's Fair preceded the 1947 Truman broadcast.)
  • October 13 – The puppet show Junior Jamboree, later known as Kukla, Fran and Ollie, premieres on WBKB in Chicago, Illinois.
  • November 6 – Meet the Press first appears as a local program in Washington.
  • November 8 – Memorial service broadcast from the Cenotaph by the BBC, using tele-recording for the first time.
  • The first Hollywood film production for TV, The Public Prosecutor.
  • There are 14,000 television sets in use in the United States.

DebutsEdit

Television showsEdit

Series Debut Ended
Picture Page (UK) October 8, 1936 1939
1946 1952
Starlight (UK) November 3, 1936 1939
1946 1949
For The Children (UK) April 24, 1937 1939
July 7, 1946 1950
The Voice of Firestone Televues 1943 1947
1949 1963
Missus Goes A Shopping August 1, 1944 1949
The World in Your Home 1944 1948
Hour Glass May 9, 1946 March 1947
Face to Face June 9, 1946 January 26, 1947
Cash and Carry June 20, 1946 July 1, 1947
Serving Through Science August 15, 1946 1947
Kaleidoscope (UK) November 2, 1946 1953
Pinwright's Progress (UK) November 29, 1946 May 16, 1947
Campus Hoopla 1946 1947
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports November 8, 1946 June 24, 1960
I Love to Eat 1946 1947
Let's Rhumba 1946 1947
Muffin the Mule (UK) 1946 1955
Paging You (UK) 1946 1948
Television Screen Magazine 1946 1949
You Are an Artist 1946 1950
Doorway to Fame May 2, 1947 July 4, 1949
Kraft Television Theater May 7, 1947 1958
Kukla, Fran and Ollie October 13, 1947 1957
Meet the Press November 6, 1947 present
Mary Kay and Johnny November 18, 1947 March 11, 1950
Howdy Doody December 27, 1947 September 24, 1960
Americana 1947 1949
Birthday Party 1947 1949
Café Continental (UK) 1947 1953
Charade Quiz 1947 1949
Eye Witness 1947 1948
Juvenile Jury 1947 1954
In the Kelvinator Kitchen 1947 1948
Musical Merry-Go-Round 1947 1949
Small Fry Club 1947 1951

Ending this yearEdit

BirthsEdit


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