Herbie J Pilato Remembers the Day Commercial TV was Born

Everything you need to know about the origins of the medium we so love to hate, brought to us by TVWriter™’s masterful television lover, Herbie J Pilato his very self.

July 1, 1941: The Day Commercial Television Was Born
by Herbie J Pilato

Some reports claim television began in 1925.

That’s when John Logie Baird and Charles Francis Jenkins worked independently of one another on both sides of the Atlantic and produced weak and blurry images on a screen no larger than one inch wide. Other documentation said it was 1928, when WGY, Schenectady, began broadcasting three days a week. read article