The Daisy Ad, September 7, 1964

During the telecast of David & Bathsheba on the NBC Monday Night Movie, the most controversial presidential advertisement in the history of television and politics aired. Democratic incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson approved the campaign ads depicting a typical American girl in a field of daisies. As she plucks petals from the daisy, charmingly mis-counting to ten, the voice […]

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RadioVision, April 17, 1927

Television pioneer Charles Francis Jenkins is credited with several early broadcasts on the east coast, and on April 17th (some sources credit the date as April 9, 1927), arranged the first city to city television transmissions – or as Jenkins called it, radiovision – of a conversation with Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover. With a […]

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