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History of TV

For those who have a lot of free time and want to learn a bunch of random facts about the history of television, check out this site. is a bit old-school looking in it’s format, but there are a ton of cool tidbits of information if you take the time to explore the site.

First toy adverstised on television? Mr. Potato Head.

What did the NBC peacock look like in 1950? You can even watch a video clip. Then look at other retro TV station logos, too.

Look at the world’s smallest TV set and some weird-looking watch TVs.

And even more eclectic TV trivia. There’s timelines and archives galore.

You can even see how the look of TV sets changed from the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s.

Through various links on the site, you can even learn all about the history of the laugh track.

It’s everything you could ever have wanted to know about the history of television.

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Posted by on April 20, 2010 in History


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