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What the First TV Ad Ever tells us about our Technological Complacency


Title: What the First TV Ad Ever tells us about our Technological Complacency

After years of unpaid experiments, the FCC officially opened up the airwaves to commercial television broadcasting on July 1, 1941.  NBC’s experimental W2XBS in New York City received the first commercial license becoming WNBT. That very same day, at 2:30PM just before a broadcast of a Brooklyn Dodgers – Philadelphia Phillies baseball game, NBC aired the very first television commercial in the world. That’s the story according to Ad Age, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Slate, Adweek, OpenCulture and many more. Even the official Emmy’s site has an image of this very commercial in their write up. Only one problem – THAT’S NOT THE…

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