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Television was first invented in the 1920s; however, it was only experimental in the 1920s and 1930s. Very few families had TVs. By 1946, only 8,000 U.S. households had a TV.

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No one had TV in the 40's because they were not made or sold. In the 1950's the household with TV numbered 6,000,000. By 1960 it was 60,000,000.

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