April 30 - In the United States the FCC approves the NTSC standards of 525 lines and 30 frames per second, and authorizes commercial TV to begin on July 1.
May 2 - In the United States 10 television stations are granted commercial TV licenses (effective July 1). These stations are required to broadcast 15 hours per week. Bulova Watch Co, Sun Oil Co, Lever Bros. Co and Procter & Gamble sign on as sponsors of the first commercial telecasts from WNBT in New York.
July 1 - Ralph Edwards hosts the first game show broadcast on United States television, Truth Or Consequences, simulcast on radio and TV and sponsored by Ivory Soap. The first legal TV commercial in the United States for Bulova watches occurs at 2:29, superimposed over a test pattern
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