Posted by Vishva News Reporter on December 5, 2003



Television = TV has changed what humans see in daily life...right in one's home....anything visible in this known universe and this planet earth can be now viewed any home on this planet earth...TV-like screens are also become  constant companion for humans with the latest cell phones and watches which can let one see and talk back with anyone anywhere anytime on this planet earth...

Please click on the next line for some amazing facts about TV from Guinness Word Records ....


  • Most Seizures Caused By A TV Program

    December 16, 1997: Hundreds of Japanese children desperately required hospital treatment after reacting badly to an episode of a Pokemon cartoon. Some 700 convulsions were provoked when the popular kids' show was aired on the Japanese network, Television Tokyo Channel 12. That's the most seizures caused by a cartoon. The offending scene was said to be a 10-second sequence, when the character Pikachu flashed his red eyes, which was followed by an explosion of red colors.
  • Highest Ever Annual Earnings For A TV Actor

    1998: $267 million: Jerry Seinfeld earned an estimated $267 million in 1998 according to the 1999 Forbes Celebrity 100 list, the highest annual earnings ever by a television or film actor. His show Seinfeld hit TV screens in 1990. Within three years, it became a huge hit around the world and by 1997 Seinfeld was the highest paid actor with $1,000,000 per episode. The show ended its successful run in May 1998, with the largest viewing audience for a comedy - 108 million.
  • Longest Running TV Drama

    June 30, 1952 to...still running: Guiding Light (USA): The world's longest running TV drama is Procter & Gamble Productions' Guiding Light (USA), which was first aired on CBS on June 30, 1952, and is currently aired each week day.
    Guiding Light was originally broadcast as a 15 minute radio serial on WLW Radio in Cincinnati, begining on January 25, 1937. It made the transition to TV on June 30, 1952 and thus celebrated its 50th anniversary for TV in 2002. Guiding Light was created by Irna Phillips (USA), and based on a novel by Dr John Ruthledge. It is a soap opera based around the central themes of family, love, romance, community and the trials and tribulations of human life. It has received numerous awards, including 54 Daytime Emmy Awards.
  • Longest-Running Children's Programme

    October 16, 1958 to July 25, 2000: Blue Peter (UK): The BBC's magazine program for children, Blue Peter (UK), was first transmitted from London's Lime Grove Studios on October 16, 1958. Originally presented by Christopher Trace and Leila Williams, it has so far seen a total of 29 presenters.
  • Most durable TV presenter
    43 years to January 2000: Astronomer Patrick Moore:  has presented The Sky At Night once a month on British television, without a break, since April, 1957. By July 23, 2000, 569 episodes had been broadcast.






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