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
Richard Hubbell and the News July 1, 1941 February 1942
Songs By Joan Edwards July 1, 1941 May 1942
CBS Television Quiz July 2, 1941 May 25, 1942
Table Talk with Helen Sioussat July 2, 1941 May 1942
Men At Work July 7, 1941 January 26, 1942
Thrills and Chills Everywere August 27, 1941 1946?
Radio City Matinee September 4, 1941 May 1942
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
February 1942 Richard Hubbell and the News July 1, 1941
May 1942 Songs By Joan Edwards July 1, 1941
May 1942 Table Talk with Helen Sioussat July 2, 1941
May 1942 Radio City Matinee September 4, 1941
May 25, 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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