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TV entertains America
Date Issued: 1999-02-18
Postage Value: 33 cents

Commemorative issue
Celebrate the Century - 1940s
TV entertains America

Although television dates back to the 19th century, it was not until the middle of the 20th century that it saw practical use. The 1936 Olympic Games were broadcast in Germany, where regular broadcasts began in 1929. The first U.S. television station, which went on the air in mid-1928, has the current call letters of WRGB … located in Schenectady, NY, home of General Electric.

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