1942 in television

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  • The year 1942 in television involved some significant events. Below is a list of television-related events during 1942.

    Events

    February 26 — WRGB Signs on in Albany New York.

    • April 1 – The U.S. War Production Board halts the manufacture of television and radio equipment for consumer use. The ban is lifted October 1, 1945.
    • April 13 – The Federal Communications Commission minimum programming time required of U.S. television stations is reduced from 15 hours to four hours a week during the war.

    Television shows

    Series Debut Ended
    CBS Television Quiz July 2, 1941 July 1, 1942
    Men At Work July 7, 1941 January 26, 1942
    Thrills and Chills Everywere August 27, 1941 1946?
    The Face of the War September 12, 1941 1945

    Programs ending during 1942

    Date Show Debut
    January 26, 1942 Men At Work July 7, 1941
    July 1, 1942 CBS Television Quiz July 2, 1941

    Births

    Deaths

    • October – Bernard Natan, owner of Pathé and co-founder of France's first television company, Télévision-Baird-Natan, 56
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