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
Ossie Davis on seeing television for the first time at the World's Fair
Louis Dorfsman on seeing television at the 1939 World's Fair and the development of color television
Romilly Rutherford on the television demonstration at the 1939 World's Fair
Betty Garrett on working at the 1939 World's Fair, and on the television exhibition
Martin Hoade on the first time he saw television at the 1939 World's Fair
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Erik Barnouw

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Erik Barnouw on attending the RCA television demonstration at the 1939 World's Fair

Sam Christaldi

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

John Conte

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

Ossie Davis

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

Louis Dorfsman

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Louis Dorfsman on seeing television at the 1939 World's Fair and the development of color television

Hugh Downs

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

Les Flory

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

Horton Foote

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

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

Betty Garrett

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

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

Martin Hoade

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

Seaman Jacobs

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

Loren Jones

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

Ernest Kinoy

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

Sid Krofft

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Sid Krofft on the 1939 World's Fair

Richard Lewis

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Richard Lewis on the first time he saw television, at the 1939 World's Fair

Sidney Lumet

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

Stewart MacGregory

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

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

E. Roger Muir

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E. Roger Muir on the first time he saw television in 1939, and on going to work for NBC

Arthur Penn

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Arthur Penn on attending the 1939 World's Fair

Abraham Polonsky

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

Joan Rivers

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

Doris Roberts

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

Andy Rooney

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

Romilly Rutherford

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

Daniel Schorr

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Daniel Schorr on seeing television at the 1939 World's Fair

Frank Stanton

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

Robert Trout

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Robert Trout on covering the 1939 World's Fair

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

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