Daily Archives: January 11, 2014

Network Programming Turns 65 Today!

Considering the extent of network programming that we take for granted today, with coast to coast networks and global broadcasts, it’s hard to believe that the first network broadcast took place a mere 65 years ago today when KDKA-TV went on air on January 11, 1949 (as WDTV). The 51st television station in the U.S. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it began with a live one-hour local broadcast from Syria, Mosque that was broadcast over the first “network” that included Pittsburgh and 13 other cities from Boston to St. Louis. It was a small network, but it was the beginning of the national, international, and global broadcasts we now have today.