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There were 56 million radios and only 16,000 TV sets in the U.S. in the year 1945.  There were only a few shows on TV in 1946 and 1947.  RCA mass produced a 7 inch TV set in 1947 and 170,000 sold.  One million sets were sold by the year 1949.  In 1950 there were approximately 10 million TV sets in the U.S., and by the year 1956 3/4 of all Americans had a TV set in their homes. 

Television will never ever be the same as it was in the Fabulous Fifties!

 

 


The Howdy Doody Show
Aired on NBC
12/27/47 - 9/30/60


 


Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts
Aired on CBS 12/16/1948 - 7/21/1958


 


 

 

 


The Milton Berle Show a.k.a. Texas Star Theater
Aired on NBC
6/08/48 - 6/56


Hopalong Cassidy
Aired on NBC
6/24/49 - 12/23/51


 


The Lone Ranger
Aired on ABC
9/15/49 - 6/06/57



What's My Line
Aired on CBS
2/02/50 - 9/03/67


 



The Gene Autry Show
Aired on CBS
7/23/50 - 8/07/56


The George Burns & Gracie Allen Show
Aired on CBS
10/12/50 - 9/15/58


 

 
Your Hit Parade
Aired on NBC
7/10/50 -  4/24/59

 


The Jack Benny Show
Aired on CBS
10/29/50 - 9/10/65


 


You Bet Your Life
Aired on NBC
 10/5/50 - 9/21/61

 


 

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