TV history is an interesting and fascinating subject. Today, television has become a standard of American as well as many other countries, societies. But TV history is a little more involved then what we may think. In fact, before the 1930's scientists were already developing televisions, yet those early models are no longer compatible with any of the types of televisions on the market today. American television sets of the late 1930's include the Air King, American Television Corporation, American Television Institute, Andrea, Bell and Howell, Belmont, Communicating Systems, Don Lee, Dumont, Emerson, Farnsworth, First National Television, Fulton, Garod, GE, Hazeltine, Majestic, Meissner, National Television Corporation, Philco, Pilot, Radiovision Corporation, RCA, Sears/Silvertone, Sparton, Stewart-Warner, Stromberg-Carlson, Westinghouse, and Zenith. These companies all make up TV history by contributing to the earliest models of televisions in American history.
During World War II, TV history had a period of dark and quiet years. Many programs went off the air, and the television was reserved for more important matters. Also, television production slowed down during the war as well.
Between the years 1946-1949, TV history took a boost. The war was over and people wanted to enjoy the finer things in life, one of these being television. In 1946, the first Soap Opera, Faraway Hills, the first Heavy Weight fight, Joe Louis vs. Billy Conn, and the first musical variety show (an hour long) Hourglass debuted.
The year 1947 had many firsts for Television as well. Howdy Doody, the first World Series Game, and Meet the Press all had their start.
The 50's saw a whole new trend for TV, with the birth of the color set and the remote control arriving on the scene by the middle of the decade. I Love Lucy made its grand debut in 1951. By 1952, the Today Show unveiled with host Dave Garroway. In 1954 RCA revealed their first color TV.