Mining the Archive Mondays: Ep. 50: TV During WWII

This week join Andrew as he leads a discussion with Steve and Jonathan about how TV was used not before, not after, but during World War II. Contrary to popular belief the then new medium was at least thought about as another technology to be harnessed during the war effort. We also discuss how the rudimentary uses of TV in the immediate post-war era is surprisingly similar to how we use it today.

NBC Newsreel from Eisenhower’s return to NYC: link

Life Magazine’s photo coverage of Eisenhower’s return: link

A wonderful site titled Early Television Museum from which we borrowed some images: link


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