Early Electronic Television
WLS Television Demonstrations
Courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society
Television technology arrived during the 1939 State Fair with this WLS exhibit. The broadcast shows four men appearing before the television camera. They are (left to right): name unknown, a representative of Indianapolis; Harry G. Templeton the Superintendent of the State Fair; Governor Townsend; and Mr. Safford, Program Director for WLS. Thousands of Fair visitors paid.10 cents to see this early television display.
Broadcasting, September 1 1939