The TV ad business was up 20% from a year prior! That’s amazing news in any business (vertical) category (as we say today). Here’s what it says: The FCC reports that the television industry has revenues from broadcasting operations in 1956 of $896,900,000, up 20.4% from 1955…
Alan Freed and Dick Clark were the talk of music television – as each had their own ABC-TV shows.
The first pay-cable TV movie is “broadcast.”
Saturday Morning Kid’s TV Looked Like This:
CBS – On the Carousel, Captain Kangaroo, Mighty Mouse Playhouse, Susan’s Show, It’s a Hit! The Big Top, The Lone Ranger
And, that first week of September, 1957- Ford debuts – The Edsel. It’s a car that turned out to be the biggest bomb of all time. Two years later – Ford announced it was suspending production of the low-selling automobile. It had miscalculated.