On this day, April 7, 1927, the image and voice of then Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover was transmitted from Washington DC to New York City.
This was the first successful long-distance demonstration of the television.
I recall growing up outside New York City in the 1960s. We had one black and white television (no remote controls) in the house. We had channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. If I recall, they signed on the air around 7am and signed off around midnight. We had to manipulate the “rabbit ears” antenna to get good reception.
Today, we have hundreds, if not thousands of channels, 24 hours a day, even streaming on our devices. The problem is that the vast majority of programming is trash and/or propaganda.
It sucks our brains from our heads.
Read a book. Listen to some good music.
Hell, subscribe to Harden’s Twenty-five Blogs Guaranteed To Make You Smarter
Just turn the dam TV off.
The grumpy old man.