Los Angeles Television by Joel Tator,Tom Brokaw,The Museum of Broadcast Communications

By Joel Tator,Tom Brokaw,The Museum of Broadcast Communications

l. a. tv background started within the small room of an vehicle dealership in 1931. when you consider that then, a lot of the nation's tv background has been made right here: the 1st tv helicopter, the 1st tremendous tale that tv broke sooner than newspapers, the 1st stay assurance of an atomic bomb, and the careers of various icons like Betty White, Steve Allen, Liberace, Lawrence Welk, and Tennessee Ernie Ford. Many la tv personalities went directly to community repute, together with Tom Snyder, Tom Brokaw, Bryant Gumbel, Connie Chung, Maury Povich, Bob Barker, invoice Leyden, Ann Curry, Pat Sajak, and Regis Philbin. Readers will realize, in lots of untold tales, the origins of that curious development on most sensible the Hollywood signal, Albert Einstein's must-see neighborhood software, Marilyn Monroe's video debut, a favored tv star's final tragic functionality, and the particular identities of legends Korla Pandit and Iron Eyes Cody. additionally in those pages is the show of the secret Tower Sitter, the all-night novice express, the massive Las Vegas top-rated telecast that used to be blown off the air, and the valuable performer who labored at one station for sixty five years.

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