Classic TV: The 40s : what is the oldest tv show

what is the oldest tv show

on IMDB?

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IMDb lists a few shows from the 1930s, mainly from the BBC, like "Theatre Parade" and "Cabaret", both from 1936. The oldest that is listed on IMDb for which any footage exists is "The Streets of New York", a NBC TV special from 1939 for which poor-quality fragments survive.




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The oldest show still running is "Meet the Press," which began in 1947.

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I wonder what the oldest existing episode of that show is? A lot of 1940s/1950s TV news shows exist more as examples than as complete runs.




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Walking with the Dinosaurs, it took place 300 Billion years ago.

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What the hell does that have to do with my post?




"It's Bucket 'o Nothing! Surprise your friends, amaze your family, annoy perfect strangers!"

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Poor joke?




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300 billion years and it's still not out on DVD?


Anyway, here is a terrific site that has all sorts of info on early TV, including photos of televisions as far back as 1928. It lists 1941 as the start of commercial television in the USA.


http://www.tvhistory.tv/First%20Day%20of%20TV.htm
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