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       In radio: 1949 1950 1951 -1952- 1953 1954 1955     
          In film: 1949 1950 1951 -1952- 1953 1954 1955     

The year 1952 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events in 1952.

EventsEdit

  • January 14 – NBC's Today show debuts, with host Dave Garroway, newsreader Jim Fleming and announcer Jack Lescoulie.
  • February 15 – The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK.
  • July 20 – Arrow to the Heart, the first collaboration between director Rudolph Cartier and scriptwriter Nigel Kneale, is broadcast by BBC Television.
  • August 1 – First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based on the radio station of the same name.
  • September 6 – TV debuts in Canada with the launch of CBFT in Montreal, Quebec.
  • September 8 – CBLT in Toronto, Ontario goes to air as Canada's second TV station.
  • September 20 – The first commercial UHF television station in the world, KPTV (today a Fox affiliate), begins broadcasting in Portland, Oregon on channel 27.
  • October 7 – WFIL-TV Philadelphia's afternoon show Bandstand, which will become American Bandstand, changes focus to teens dancing to popular records
  • November 16 - CBS Television City in Hollywood California opens.
  • The first political advertisements appear on US television. Democrats buy a 30 minute slot for their candidate, Adlai Stevenson. Stevenson is bombarded with hate mail for interfering with a broadcast of I Love Lucy. Dwight Eisenhower buys 20 second commercial spots and wins the election.
  • The first telecast of an atomic bomb detonation (KTLA).
  • The FCC sets aside channels for non-commercial, public broadcasting.
  • There are approximately 146,000 television sets in Canada and most antennas are pointed towards Buffalo's WBEN-TV (now WIVB).
  • The first telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast by CBS.

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