|AMAZING WORLD OR CREATOR bRH`m:.....MAN-MADE TV SHOWS PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE....|
Posted by Vishva News Reporter on December 5, 2003
TV'S PRESENCE IN LIFE &
BECOMING MORE UBIQUITOUS
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
Bored.com: 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
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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