July 31, 1931 CE – WCBS Begins Television Broadcasting in New York City

July 31, 1931 CE – WCBS Begins Television Broadcasting in New York City5 (100%) 1 vote *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The summer of 1931 was incredibly challenging throughout most of the United States. In the wake of the stock market crash in 1929, many were out of work with an economy slow to recover. The country’s bleak outlook, however, didn’t keep an American company from pioneering the first use of a five-year-old piece of technology: mechanical television. Launching an experimental station on July 31, 1931, W2XAB – the precursor to WCBS – began to broadcast seven days a week for 7 hours per day, setting in motion a revolution in […]