In the 1920's Vladimir Zworkin and Philo Farnsworth created the first television using electricity.
In 1926, NBC (the first TV station) was created.
In 1928, in New Jersey, the first scheduled television broadcast were aired.
In 1929, in New York, the first color television images were shown to the public.
In 1941, the first television commercial, for Bulova watches, was aired. It was only ten seconds long.
In 1942, television broadcasting shuts down for all of World War II.
In 1945, TV sets began to be sold in department stores.
In 1945, there were 9 commercial television stations in the U.S.
In 1947, kinescopes were used to tape shows for later broadcast.
In 1948, there were 36 television stations in 19 cities in the U.S.
In 1950, 8 million television sets are in the United States.
In 1951, it becomes possible to have coast to coast live television.
In 1952, the presidential conventions were aired.
In 1953, television begins to broadcast in color.
In 1953, the first TV Guide was printed.
In 1953, Walt Disney made his television debut.
In 1954, the Academy Awards are on television for the first time.
In 1956, the first videotaped broadcast was made.
In 1959, 50 million television sets are in the U.S.
In 1960, the presidential debates between John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon were the first to be shown on television.
In 1961, the first live presidential news conference was broadcast.
In 1963, all programming was canceled to cover the Kennedy assassination.
In 1966, NBC airs all of its news programs in color.
In 1968, a portable minicam was used by CBS for the coverage of a political convention.
In 1969, many people watched television as Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon.
In 1971, cigarette ads are banned from television.
In 1973, the television market included giant-screen projection color TV's.
In 1975, cable television becomes popular.
In 1977, there is a television in 97 percent of all American homes.
In 1980, satellite transmission are first used by PBS stations.
In 1981, in Los Angeles, HDTV was demonstrated.
In 1985, the television market included color TV's with 35 inch picture tubes.
In 1985, satellite interconnections are first used by a commercial television station, NBC.
In 1986, stereo-sound is available in television broadcasting.
In 1990, the U.S. begins to produce giant-screen color picture tubes.
In 1991, The television market includes TV's with built-in closed caption display capability.
In 1991, there are television sets in 93 million homes across America.
In 1995, "Computer Chronicles" was the first television program to be delivered through the internet.
In 1995, the television market includes flat-screen plasma display TV's.
In 1996, the television market includes TV sets with VCR+.
In 1996, in Washington, D.C., HDTV was broadcast and received live.