FIRST TV STATION WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI ON THIS DATE IN 1947

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Hollywood-based KTLA-TV Channel 5 in Los Angeles, was the first commercially licensed television station west of the Mississippi. It first aired a 30-minute variety show from the Paramount TV theatre starring Bob Hope , Dorothy Lamour, William Bendix and Jerry Colonna. It was estimated that 322 television receivers were in use in Los Angeles at the time.

1949-KTLA-Hollywood
                                  The KTLA studios in 1949

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