The Great Jackie Robinson

It’s not a stretch to label Jackie Robinson the first African-American superstar on television. His inaugural year in fact, 1947, was the same year National League Baseball began regular broadcasts on network television. And Jackie Robinson was the discussion, initially for the wrong reasons, around television sets across the country. By October 1947, with the […]

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1947 WORLD SERIES, The First Televised World Series, September 30-October 6, 1947

The 1947 World Series is still revered by sports aficionados and fans. Countless sports shows and documentaries have featured and referred to this classic sports event. Good fortune for television that it was also the first World Series broadcast.   The series pitted the New York Yankees against bitter rival the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yankees Joe […]

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