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Jonathan Cullum <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 3 Mar 2005 09:13:20 -0600
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I'm sure someone will correct me if this is wrong, but according to the
BBC, their first non-experimental broadcast in the UK was on 14 November
1922, from the London studio of Guglielmo Marconi (see  My assumption is that
this was the first non-experimental TV broadcast in the UK by any
Jonathan A. Cullum
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama, USA
"The secret of being a bore is to tell everything." --Voltaire

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I'd like a list of first broadcasts for TV by nation.  Does one exist
shall we compile one?

In Australia the first non-test broadcast is cited as the Commonwealth
Games of 1956.  In Israel I am told it was a parade or some sort of
ceremony of honour after the 1967 war.

What was it in France, Japan, USSR, Peru...?

I'd like more of these firsts.  Thanks in advance.

Karen Orr Vered, PhD
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Screen Studies

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