Friday, July 23, 2010

July 23 - 1st TransAtlantic Broadcast - 48 Years Ago

1962 – Telstar relays the first publicly transmitted, live trans-Atlantic television program, featuring Walter Cronkite.

This amazing technology gave Europe and America live telecasts in 18 minute increments. More amazing is that this breakthrough occurred less than 50 years ago. Just over a year later people in Europe and the United States could watch the aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination live.