The invention of the television was the work of many individuals in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Individuals and corporations competed in various parts of the world to deliver a device that superseded previous technology. Many were compelled to capitalize on the invention and make profit, while some wanted to change the world through visual and audio communication technology.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to be televised, in ceremonies opening the New York World's Fair in April 1939.
First successful American TV Soap Opera -- Search for Tomorrow -- debuts in 1951
9 June 1946 -- Chevrolet is the first automaker to advertise on network television
- MTV first aired at 12:01 AM on August 1, 1981. The first video was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.