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One of the most important discoveries that has to do with communication is the television The television opened a new world to people especially ones that could not be at important events like Neil Armstrong landing on the moon Today over 1 billion televisions can be found on earth On a January afternoon in 1928 live from General Electrics radio laboratories in Schenectady a man removes his glasses and puts them back on then blows a smoke ring This was the worlds first television broadcast It was broadcasted into three homes On that afternoon GEs Swedish engineer Ernst Alexanderson laid the foundation for one of the most powerful media in history Ever since the invention of the radio in the early 1920s the race had been on to combine and transmit sound with moving images Two years before Alexandersons demonstration John Logie Baird used a mechanical scanner to transmit a flickering image of a human head Four months after Alexandersons transmission the company was broadcasting images three times a week Then in 1937 an electronic system using the cathode-ray tube was adopted by the BBC in England The 1947 broadcast of the World Series got viewers attention of the growing impotance of TV By the end of the 1950s nearly 90 percent of the US homes had at least one TV set I think everybody in the world should own a television Without the television people would not have witnessed many important events in history For example Neil Armstrong landing on the moon and Lee Harvey Alswald getting shot The first cathode-ray reciever was invented in 1907 the first electronic camera in 1923 the first moving-picture transmition in 1925 first TV station in 1936 first news show in 1948 first color set in 1951 first videotape recorder in 1956 first communication satellite in 1962 and HDTV in 1998 In the future TVs will replace phones and hand-held ones will replace cell phones
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