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1 Television By Katherine Lee, Thomas Mattera, Dominique Roubé, and Nicole Heimbach

2 Invention of the Television
Late 1800s - Fax machines Rasterization - Visual image to electrical pulses Paul Gottlieb Nipkow - First TV (1884) First- Spinning disk with holes Progression- Rotating mirror drum scanner

3 Invention of the Television
Moving images were still not possible John Logie Baird- Scanning disk allowed for moving images (1926) First practical use of television was in Germany (1929) Kálmán Tihanyi- Plasma TV (1936)

4 Important Figures Paul Gottlieb Nipkow John Logie Baird Kálmán Tihanyi

5 Popularity of Televisions
1946: 7,000 televisions existed in the United States 1950: 4.4 families were tuned in 1956: 20,000 TVs sold a day 1960- Americans owned 50 million TVs 90% of American homes had at least one television

6 Impacts on Everyday Life
How people dressed, ate, and talked TV dinners Theaters shut doors Radio listening and book sales dropped Racial stereotypes were reinforced All spare time was used to watch TV

7 Leave It to Beaver The Amos and Andy Show Hopalong Cassidy
Popular 1950’s TV Shows Leave It to Beaver The Amos and Andy Show Hopalong Cassidy Mickey Mouse Club I Love Lucy

8 Television in the 1950’s and Fahrenheit 451
Size Times when shown Popularity Involvement Popular Shows Color VS

9 Quotes from Text “They wrote the script with one part missing. It’s a new idea. The homemaker, that’s me, is the missing part. When it comes time for the missing lines, they all look at me out of the three walls and I say the lines” (Bradbury 24)

10 Quotes from Text “Mildred kicked at a book. ‘Books aren’t people. You read and I look all around, but there isn’t anybody! …Now,’ said Mildred, ‘My ‘family’ is people. They tell me things: I laugh, they laugh! And the colors’” (Bradbury 75).

11 Quotes from Text “ ‘No,’ said Mrs. Bowles. ‘I’m trotting right straight home. You want to visit my house and my ‘family,’ well and good. But I won’t come in this fireman’s crazy house again in my lifetime’” (Bradbury 103)!

12 Works Cited 1950's ~ 1960's. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov      <http://vintagedivertreasures.com/June1950tv.jpg>. Kallen, Stuart A. The 1950s. San Diego, California: Lucent Books, Inc. ,      Print. Kallen, Stuart A.. A Cultural History of the United States Through the Decades: The 1950's. San Diego: Lucent Books, Inc., 1999. Orlick, Peter. "LEAVE IT TO BEAVER". The Museum of Broadcast Communications. 22 November 2009 <http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=leaveittob>. Deane, Pam. "AMOS 'N' ANDY SHOW". The Museum of Broadcast Communications. 22 November 2009 <http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=amosnandy>. "Television". Wikipedia. November 23, 2009 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. Boston: McDougal Littell, Print. Probert Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov        <http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/photolib/household/       1950s%20Television.jpg>. Dolphin Media & Design. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov        <http://www.dolphin-media.co.uk/images/wide_screen_tv.jpg >.


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