Friday, April 07, 2006

Next stop... MTV

On this date (4/7) in 1927, the first simultaneous telecast of image and sound took place. Herbert Hoover (then Secretary of Commerce) read a speech in Washington, DC, which was transmitted to Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York City, where an audience saw and heard a tiny televised image of Hoover, less than 3 inches square. Courtesy of the

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