World Television Day - November 21st
Tue Nov 21st

World Television Day

Every year on November 21st, World Television Day highlights how television plays a vital part in presenting various topics that affect people.

In 1927, the first television set was invented. Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a 21-year-old entrepreneur, was a 21-year-old entrepreneur. He wanted to capture moving pictures, convert them into code, and then move the images along radio waves to various devices. A television first broadcast appeared in 1928. Television sets weren't until 1938 that television sets became commercially available.

Televisions in the house were unusual at this time. About 1 million American households owned a television set in 1949, only 1 million in 1949. One was expensive, too, and one was expensive. The most expensive set on the market at the time was $1,295. That would be almost $14,000 today in today's dollars. By 1969, the number of households with television sets had risen to 44 million. The number of television stations in that period went from 69 to 566.

This latest breed of media was well on its way to influencing the culture. Television stars were born. The first television series was created. The Presidential debates were televised on television. Americans tuned in for days to get all the latest updates on the assassination and aftermath as John Kennedy was assassinated. Many Americans turned to television to escape from reality, rather than the news. The Vietnam War's reality, as shown by Iconic shows like Star Trek, the Andy Griffith Exhibition, and Beverly Hillbillies provided a much-needed break from the harsh realities of the Vietnam War.

Today, nearly 96% of all households in the United States have at least one television set. TV isn't limited to an American phenomenon. 1.63 billion people have televisions in their households around the world. Despite the fact that the number of televisions has risen dramatically, watching hasn't changed much. People still watch television as a way to get the news, unwind, or escape reality. Some people, especially children, prefer television to learn.

How to celebrate #worldtelevisionday

The United Nations understands the impact that television has on culture. The television is also seen as a symbol of collaboration and globalization by the United Nations. These beliefs are represented in events around the world. These include talks on communication issues and informational meetings that address the role of television in social and political transitions.

To participate:

  • Ask your family members what their favorite TV shows are and why
  • Rather than the internet, get the news from your television rather than the internet
  • Learn about the best TV shows of all time, including I Love Lucy, MAS*H, Cheers, Friends, ER, and Game of Thrones
  • Learn about the past of television and its influence on our culture
  • Consider the television sets you have owned through your lifetime and what an effect they had on you over the years
  • Talk to someone who remembers what it was like to watch television in black and white
  • #WorldTelevisionDay is a worldwide broadcasting day. #WorldTelevisionDay is a worldwide broadcasting day. Spread the word for this day on social media with #WorldTelevisionDay

History of the world television day has a long tradition

The UN General Assembly declared November 21st as World Television Day in 1996. This date marks the first World Television Forum, which was held in the same year. Leading media personalities discussed the increasing importance of television in our ever-changing world at the Forum.