On This Day in Film & TV for January 1

Events in Film & TV

  • 1944 1st feature-length foreign movie "African Journey", shown on TV, NYC
  • 1947 WTTG TV channel 5 in Washington, D.C. (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949 KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
  • 1953 WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1954 KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 NBC broadcasts 1st live color US coast-to-coast telecast, the Tournament of Roses Parade, from Pasadena, California
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Weddings in Film & TV


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