2Invention of the Television Late 1800s - Fax machinesRasterization - Visual image to electrical pulsesPaul Gottlieb Nipkow - First TV (1884)First- Spinning disk with holesProgression- Rotating mirror drum scanner
3Invention of the Television Moving images were still not possibleJohn Logie Baird- Scanning disk allowed for moving images (1926)First practical use of television was in Germany (1929)Kálmán Tihanyi- Plasma TV (1936)
4Important FiguresPaul Gottlieb NipkowJohn Logie BairdKálmán Tihanyi
5Popularity of Televisions 1946: 7,000 televisions existed in the United States1950: 4.4 families were tuned in1956: 20,000 TVs sold a day1960- Americans owned 50 million TVs90% of American homes had at least one television
6Impacts on Everyday Life How people dressed, ate, and talkedTV dinnersTheaters shut doorsRadio listening and book sales droppedRacial stereotypes were reinforcedAll spare time was used to watch TV
7Leave It to Beaver The Amos and Andy Show Hopalong Cassidy Popular 1950’s TV ShowsLeave It to BeaverThe Amos and Andy ShowHopalong CassidyMickey Mouse ClubI Love Lucy
8Television in the 1950’s and Fahrenheit 451 SizeTimes when shownPopularityInvolvementPopular ShowsColorVS
9Quotes 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)
10Quotes 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).
11Quotes 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)!
12Works Cited1950'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, 2009Bradbury, 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 >.