World Television Day

Today, November 21, 2011 is World Television Day.

According to the United Nations Website:

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day (through resolution 51/205 of 17 December 1996). This was done in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues.

To celebrate World Television Day I thought it would be fitting to share some photos from the archives.

Ed Munroe adjusts a model Television inside of his shop at 304 Cherokee Street. Soon after television came to Kingsport in 1949, Munroe Radio Service changed its name to Munroe Radio and Television Service.
Ed Munroe and James Camp, who had the distinction of having the first television in Kingsport, converted a surplus Army ambulance into a television tester. They drove around the streets of Kingsport to determine where a signal could be reached.

One thought on “World Television Day

  1. Now there’s one novel truck! Didn’t Kingsport have a community antenna cable system (CATV) back in the 50s?

    Great post (even though I’m no fan of the UN or their resolutions!)

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