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Telstar Satellite transmits 1st live transatlantic signal...



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July 24, 1962

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 24, 1962

* Telstar communication satellite
* Very 1st Transatlantic live television


The front page has a four column heading: "U. S. and Europe Exchange Live TV" with subhead and two related satellite photos. Much more on page 10. First report coverage on the very 1st publicly live transatlantic television signal via satellite.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 44 pages, a few cutouts on a few unrelated inside pages, otherwise nice.

wikipedia notes: Telstar 1 relayed its first, and non-public, television pictures—a flag outside Andover Earth Station—to Pleumeur-Bodou on July 11, 1962. Almost two weeks later, on July 23, at 3:00 p.m. EDT, it relayed the first publicly available live transatlantic television signal. The broadcast was made possible in Europe by Eurovision and in North America by NBC, CBS, ABC, and the CBC. The first public broadcast featured CBS's Walter Cronkite and NBC's Chet Huntley in New York, and the BBC's Richard Dimbleby in Brussels. The first pictures were the Statue of Liberty in New York and the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The first broadcast was to have been remarks by President John F. Kennedy, but the signal was acquired before the president was ready, so engineers filled the lead-in time with a short segment of a televised game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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