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America’s First TV Station hits the airwaves, July 2nd 1928

On July 2nd, 1928 W3XK became the first American TV station, to begin broadcasting from suburban Washington, D.C. Originally called “radiovision” signals were broadcast by Charles Francis Jenkins who was trying to devise a way to transmit pictures over the airwaves.  He sold several thousand receiving sets, and, after receiving permission to start an experimental TV transmitting station, aired programming five nights a week until until it was ultimately shut down in 1932.…

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