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Early Television Museum

Monthly online meetings of the Early Television Museum community

Saturday, January 22 at 8 PM EST

Zoom and YouTube instructions are here.

Our January Meeting will feature four segments: first, Steve McVoy will update news of the Early Television Foundation, followed by a look at an item in the museum's collection. James O'Neal will give a presentation on the almost-forgotten art of kinescoping recording---the only technology available for preserving television content before the advent of a practical videotape recorder in 1956. He will describe its limitations and how some of these were overcome so that it continued even after the arrival of the VTR.

Then we will have an open topic discussion. Feel free to introduce any topic you are interested in.

James is a former television broadcast engineer who retired in 2005 after some 37 years in that field, and immediately launched a second career in editing and writing for broadcast sector publications, as well as researching and publishing articles about the history of communication.

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Our plan for these events is to highlight members’ collections and to offer technical presentations and television history lectures.Things could change as our experience evolves in hosting these online meetings, but that’s the plan at present. The information for joining the meeting will be posted on the Early Television Museum’s website. The interactive Zoom meeting will be limited to the first 100 people but if we have more attendees than that, we’ll have an ‘overflow’ room with the live presentation streaming simultaneously on YouTube.

You do not need to be a member of the Early Television Foundation to attend, but your membership helps support the Museum's efforts (and we'd love to have you as a member!)