1939-40 World's Fair


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Interviewees discuss the 1939-40 World's Fair and the television demonstration at the fair.

Highlights
Ethel Winant on early involvement in television via the Pasadena Playhouse, and on seeing television at the 1939 Worlds Fair
02:56
Ossie Davis on seeing television for the first time at the World's Fair
04:22
Louis Dorfsman on seeing television at the 1939 World's Fair and the development of color television
02:31
Romilly Rutherford on the television demonstration at the 1939 World's Fair
01:01
Betty Garrett on working at the 1939 World's Fair, and on the television exhibition
05:03
Martin Hoade on the first time he saw television at the 1939 World's Fair
01:23
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Sam Christaldi

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Sam Christaldi on Du Mont and the 1939 World's Fair and the early price of television sets
02:34

John Conte

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John Conte on seeing television at the 1939 World's Fair
02:47

Ossie Davis

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Ossie Davis on seeing television for the first time at the World's Fair
04:22

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on seeing television for the first time at the 1939 World's Fair
01:04

Les Flory

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Les Flory on preparing for broadcast television and the 1939 World's Fair
03:28

Horton Foote

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Horton Foote on the television exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair
01:54

Reuven Frank

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Reuven Frank on seeing television at the 1939-40 World's Fair, and on his first job in television news
05:47

Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett on working at the 1939 World's Fair, and on the television exhibition
05:03

Lewis Gomavitz

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Lewis Gomavitz on his early experiences in theater and on meeting Burr Tillstrom at the 1939 World's Fair
06:30

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on the first time he saw television at the 1939 World's Fair
01:23

Seaman Jacobs

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Seaman Jacobs on attending the 1939 World's Fair, and on the first time he saw television
05:43

Loren Jones

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Loren Jones on RCA's television exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair
01:25

Ernest Kinoy

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Ernest Kinoy on the first time he saw television at the 1939 World's Fair
01:01

Sid Krofft

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Sid Krofft on the 1939 World's Fair
00:51

Sidney Lumet

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Sidney Lumet on seeing television at the World's Fair, and on getting into television
02:41

Stewart MacGregory

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Stewart MacGregory on seeing television at the 1939 World's Fair
02:24

E. G. Marshall

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E.G. Marshall on working at the 1939-40 World's Fair, and on his earliest memories of television
03:11

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on attending the 1939 World's Fair
00:37

Abraham Polonsky

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Abraham Polonsky on first encountering television at the 1939 World's Fair
02:13

Joan Rivers

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Joan Rivers on the first time she saw television at the 1939 World's Fair
00:38

Doris Roberts

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Doris Roberts on seeing television at the 1939-40 World's Fair
00:49

Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney on seeing television at the 1939 World's Fair
01:04

Romilly Rutherford

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Romilly Rutherford on the television demonstration at the 1939 World's Fair
01:01

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on his early awareness of television, and the introduction of television at the 1939 Worlds Fair
01:44

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on covering the 1939 World's Fair
01:15

Ethel Winant

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Ethel Winant on early involvement in television via the Pasadena Playhouse, and on seeing television at the 1939 Worlds Fair
02:56

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