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The year 1948 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1948.

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WLWT NBC affiliate in Cincinnati

WLWT, virtual channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst Communications. WLWT's studios are located on Young Street in the Mount Auburn neighborhood of Cincinnati. Its transmitter is located on Chickasaw Street, also in Mount Auburn.

The C. E. Hooper Company was an American company which measured radio and television ratings during the "Golden Age" of radio. Founded in 1934 by Claude E. Hooper (1898-1954), the company provided information on the most popular radio shows of the era.

Arturo Toscanini Italy-born American conductor

Arturo Toscanini was an Italian conductor. He was one of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th and of the 20th century, renowned for his intensity, his perfectionism, his ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his eidetic memory. He was at various times the music director of La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and the New York Philharmonic. Later in his career he was appointed the first music director of the NBC Symphony Orchestra (1937–54), and this led to his becoming a household name through his radio and television broadcasts and many recordings of the operatic and symphonic repertoire.

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<i>Television Newsreel</i> television series

Television Newsreel was a British television programme, the first regular news programme to be made in the UK. Produced by the BBC and screened on the BBC Television Service from 1948 to 1954 at 7.30pm, it adapted the traditional cinema newsreel form for the television audience, covering news and current affairs stories as well as quirkier 'human interest' items, sports and cultural events. The programme's opening title sequence, featuring a graphic of the transmission mast at Alexandra Palace with the title revolving around it, became a well-known image of the time. The theme tune was "Girls in Grey" by Charles Williams and played by the Queen's Hall Light Orchestra. It was published by Chappell on one of its mood music records - it was not specifically written for the newsreel but composed during World War Two for the Women's Junior Air Corps.

BBC One is the first and principal television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution. It was renamed BBC TV in 1960, using this name until the launch of the second BBC channel BBC2 in 1964, whereupon the BBC TV channel became known as BBC1, with the current spelling adopted in 1997.

American Broadcasting Company American broadcast television network

The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of Walt Disney Television, a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company. The network is headquartered in Burbank, California on Riverside Drive, directly across the street from Walt Disney Studios and adjacent to the Roy E. Disney Animation Building, But the network's second corporate headquarters and News headquarters remains in New York City, New York at their broadcast center on 77 West 66th Street in Lincoln Square in Upper West Side Manhattan.

Television programs

SeriesDebutEnded
Picture Page (UK)October 8, 19361939
19461952
Starlight (UK)November 3, 19361939
19461949
For The Children (UK)April 24, 19371939
July 7, 19461950
The Voice of Firestone Televues 19431947
19491963
Missus Goes A Shopping August 1, 19441949
The World in Your Home 19441948
Kaleidoscope (UK)November 2, 19461953
Gillette Cavalcade of Sports November 8, 1946June 24, 1960
Muffin the Mule (UK)19461955
Paging You (UK)19461948
Television Screen Magazine 19461949
You Are an Artist 19461950
Doorway to Fame May 2, 1947July 4, 1949
Kraft Television Theater May 7, 19471958
Kukla, Fran and Ollie October 13, 19471957
Meet the Press November 6, 1947
Mary Kay and Johnny November 18, 1947March 11, 1950
Howdy Doody December 27, 1947September 24, 1960
Americana 19471949
Birthday Party 19471949
Café Continental (UK)19471953
Charade Quiz 19471949
Eye Witness 19471948
Juvenile Jury 19471954
In the Kelvinator Kitchen 19471948
Musical Merry-Go-Round 19471949
Small Fry Club 19471951
Television Newsreel (UK)January 5, 19481954
The Original Amateur Hour January 18, 1948September 27, 1970
Court of Current Issues February 9, 1948June 26, 1951
Stop Me If You've Heard This One March 4, 1948April 22, 1949
Author Meets the Critics April 1948October 10, 1954
Hollywood Screen Test April 15, 19481953
Texaco Star Theater June 8, 19481953
The Ed Sullivan Show June 20, 1948June 6, 1971
Candid Camera August 10, 19482014
CBS Evening News August 15, 1948
Foodini the Great August 23, 1948June 23, 1951
Actors Studio September 1948June 1950
Champagne and Orchids September 6, 1948January 10, 1949
Stained Glass Windows September 26, 1948October 16, 1949
Ford Theatre October 17, 1948July 10, 1957
The Growing Paynes October 20, 1948August 3, 1949
The Adventures of Oky Doky November 4, 1948May 26, 1949
The Morey Amsterdam Show December 17, 1948October 12, 1950
The Alan Dale Show 19481951
Amanda 19481949
Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts 1948January 1, 1958
The Bigelow Show 19481949
Break the Bank 19481957
Cartoon Teletales 19481950
Celebrity Time 1948September 1952
Child's World 19481949
Club Seven 19481951
The Philco Television Playhouse 19481955
Winner Take All 19481952r

Programs ending during 1948

DateShowDebut
June 30 In the Kelvinator Kitchen 1947
UnknownEye Witness
The World in Your Home 1944

Births

DateNameNotability
January 5 Ted Lange Actor, director ( The Love Boat )
January 14 Carl Weathers Actor ( Tour of Duty , Arrested Development )
January 8 M.C. Gainey Actor ( Against the Law , Lost )
January 29 Cristina Saralegui Cuban-American talk show host and actress
Marc Singer Canadian actor
February 22 John Ashton Actor
February 28 Bernadette Peters Actress and singer
Mercedes Ruehl Actress
March 6 Anna Maria Horsford Actress ( Amen , The Wayans Bros. )
March 13 Robert S. Woods Actor ( One Life to Live )
March 14 Billy Crystal Actor, comedian ( Soap , Saturday Night Live )
March 20 John de Lancie Actor ( Star Trek: The Next Generation )
March 25 Bonnie Bedelia Actress ( Love of Life )
March 28 Dianne Wiest Actress ( Law & Order )
March 30 Justin Deas Actor ( As the World Turns , Santa Barbara , Guiding Light )
March 31 Rhea Perlman Actress ( Cheers )
April 6 Patrika Darbo Actress ( Step by Step )
April 12 Jeremy Beadle English presenter (died 2008)
April 20 Gregory Itzin Actor ( 24 )
April 30 Perry King Actor ( Riptide )
May 6 Paul Linke Actor ( CHiPs )
May 8 Stephen Stohn American-Canadian lawyer and producer
May 21 Carol Potter Actress ( Beverly Hills, 90210 )
June 2 Jerry Mathers Actor ( Leave It to Beaver )
June 11 Stephen Schnetzer Actor ( Another World )
June 19 Phylicia Rashad Actress ( The Cosby Show )
June 29 Fred Grandy Actor ( The Love Boat )
July 13 Daphne Maxwell Reid Actress ( The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air )
July 19 Beverly Archer Actress ( Mama's Family , Major Dad )
July 28 Georgia Engel Actress ( The Mary Tyler Moore Show ) (died 2019)
August 14 Joseph Marcell Actor ( The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air )
August 18 Maureen Garrett Actress ( Guiding Light , Ryan's Hope )
August 20 John Noble Australian actor ( Fringe , Sleepy Hollow )
September 7 Susan Blakely Actress ( Rich Man, Poor Man )
September 13 Nell Carter Actress, singer ( Gimme a Break! ) (died 2003)
September 16 Susan Ruttan Actress ( L.A. Law )
September 17 John Ritter Actor, comedian ( Three's Company ) (died 2003)
September 24 Phil Hartman Canadian actor, comedian ( Saturday Night Live ) (died 1998)
Gordon Clapp Actor ( NYPD Blue )
September 25 Mimi Kennedy Actress ( Homefront )
September 27 Michele Dotrice English actress
A Martinez Soap opera actor and singer
October 2 Avery Brooks Actor ( Spenser: For Hire , A Man Called Hawk , Star Trek: Deep Space Nine )
October 5 Sal Viscuso Actor ( M*A*S*H )
October 17 George Wendt Actor ( Cheers )
October 19 Pat Klous Actress ( The Love Boat , Flying High )
October 21 Dick Christie Actor ( Small Wonder )
October 28 Telma Hopkins Singer, actress ( Family Matters )
October 29 Kate Jackson Actress ( Charlie's Angels , Scarecrow and Mrs. King )
November 1 Anna Stuart Actress
November 7 James Houghton Actor ( Knots Landing )
November 11 Vincent Schiavelli Actor (died 2005)
December 3 Ozzy Osbourne English singer, songwriter and actor ( The Osbournes )
December 11 Susan Blanchard Actress ( All My Children )
December 31 Donna Summer Singer-songwriter (died 2012)

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WBZ-TV CBS television station in Boston

WBZ-TV, virtual channel 4, is a CBS-owned-and-operated television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, and is part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WSBK-TV. The two stations share studios and office facilities located on Soldiers Field Road in the Allston-Brighton section of Boston; WBZ-TV's transmitter is located in Needham, Massachusetts on a tower site that was formerly owned by CBS and is now owned by American Tower Corporation.

WSB-TV ABC affiliate in Atlanta

WSB-TV, virtual channel 2, is an ABC-affiliated television station licensed to Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The station maintains studios and offices at the WSB Television and Radio Group building on West Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta; its transmission tower is located on the border of the city's Poncey-Highland and Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods.

WVTM-TV NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama

WVTM-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst Communications. WVTM's studios and transmitter are located atop Red Mountain, between Vulcan Trail and Valley View Drive in southeastern Birmingham, adjacent to the Vulcan Statue and next to the studios of Fox affiliate WBRC.

KDKA-TV CBS TV station in Pittsburgh

KDKA-TV, virtual channel 2, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Jeannette-licensed CW owned-and-operated station WPCW. The two stations share studios at the Gateway Center in downtown Pittsburgh; KDKA-TV's transmitter is located in the Perry North neighborhood of Pittsburgh. On cable, the station is carried on Comcast Xfinity channel 6, and Verizon FiOS channel 2.

Westinghouse Broadcasting former radio and television broadcast company owned by Westinghouse Electric Corporation

The Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, also known as Group W, was the broadcasting division of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. It owned several radio and television stations across the United States and distributed television shows for syndication.

WWBT NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia

WWBT is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, United States. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on VHF channel 10 from a transmitter co-located with its studios on Midlothian Turnpike in the city. Owned by Gray Television, WWBT is part of a duopoly with Ashland-licensed CW affiliate WUPV and the two stations share studios.

WJZ-TV CBS TV station in Baltimore

WJZ-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 13, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Baltimore, Maryland, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. WJZ-TV's studios and offices are located on Television Hill in the Woodberry section of Baltimore, adjacent to the transmission tower it shares with several other Baltimore broadcast outlets.

WMC-TV NBC affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee

WMC-TV, virtual and VHF digital channel 5, is an NBC-affiliated television station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States. The station is owned by Gray Television. WMC-TV's studios are located on Union Avenue in midtown Memphis, and its transmitter is located between Crestview Drive and Fletcher Creek, near Bartlett. The station serves roughly the western third of Tennessee, northern Mississippi, eastern Arkansas and the southeastern corner of Missouri over the air, on satellite, and on various cable systems.

WFOR-TV CBS TV station in Miami

WFOR-TV, virtual channel 4, is a CBS owned-and-operated television station licensed to Miami, Florida, United States and also serving Fort Lauderdale. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation, as part of a duopoly with MyNetworkTV affiliate WBFS-TV. The two stations share studios on Northwest 18th Terrace in Doral, near the Miami International Airport; WFOR-TV's transmitter is located in Andover, Florida.

WTVR-TV CBS affiliate in Richmond, Virginia

WTVR-TV is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, United States. The station is owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company. It broadcasts a high definition digital signal on UHF channel 25, using the virtual channel assignment of 6.1 via PSIP, and its studios and transmitter are located on West Broad Street on Richmond's West End. The tower is also the transmitter for former sister station WTVR-FM and NPR member WCVE-FM.

The 1948–49 United States network television schedule began in September of 1948 and ended in the spring of 1949. This was the first season in which all four networks then in operation in the United States offered nightly prime time schedules Monday through Friday.

The 1947–48 United States network television schedule was nominally from September of 1947 to the spring of 1948, but scheduling ideas were still being worked out and did not follow modern standards.

WNAC-TV (Boston) Former channel 7 television station in Boston, Massachusetts

WNAC-TV, channel 7, was a television station located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The station was owned by RKO General. Originally established in 1948, WNAC-TV signed off for the final time at 1:00 am on May 22, 1982, due to improprieties by its parent company; it was replaced that morning with WNEV-TV, which operates on a separate license.

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