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By Michael Roberts, Nick Place

ISBN-10: 1742734499

ISBN-13: 9781742734491

An exploration of television year-by-year from 1956, reporting in time-capsule mode on celebrities and indicates as they occurred, from chuffed Hammond and Skippy to the reside telecast of the terrorist assault on New York's global exchange Centre.

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1956 At last it’s here – TV is part of the Australian landscape. But even though the Olympics are a raging success on the small screen, there are plenty of new concerns and issues for local viewers to deal with as they adjust to life with a TV set in their lounge room. TV brings joy for families – and won’t harm your eyes November: The introduction of TV will strengthen family bonds and ensure parents and children spend more quality time together, according to a leading industry magazine. The Listener In-TV says television will see families gathering together in the home more than ever before.

Not content with inventing the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, along with Thomas Edison, spent time in the 1880s examining the idea of using light to transmit sound, by which he envisaged images could be sent via his new device. The massive World’s Fair in Paris in 1900 is remembered for many reasons. It brought the world’s attention to the spectacular Eiffel Tower, and it was held in conjunction with the newly revived Olympic Games, although the whole Olympic–World’s Fair tie-in was so shambolic that many competitors had no idea they’d actually won an Olympic medal.

There were up to 300 metres of cables per camera, each up to 70 metres long, and thick with brass connections at both ends; lots more weight to be lugged by the HSV team of six. There were also the microwave links, which were like satellite dishes two metres in diameter and felt like they weighed a tonne. All of this equipment, every last piece of it, had to be set up from scratch in time for the morning start of the athletic events at the MCG. The moment the athletics finished, it had to be packed up entirely, and driven to the State Swimming Centre on Swan Street, behind a police escort.

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