Down the Tube: Idiot Box No More

02 January 2009 | News Links


Since the debut of the first television program at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City, Americans have been enthralled by TV. Subsequent advances in technology – the advent of color, cable television, HD, surround sound and DVRs – make today’s TV-watching experience almost unrecognizable compared to that of those first viewers, but the love affair is still going strong. Even as alternatives proliferate, total TV viewing hours continues to increase.