People watch Dodger-Giant baseball game and horse racing on TV, 1950
United States USA Date:1950 Duration:2 min 16 sec Sound:Yes
1950 newsreel clip on growth of the television industry in the United States. Announcer notes the popularity of athletic events on TV (especially baseball) . Shots of game between Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants at the Giants' stadium, the Polo Grounds. Vintage TV cameras marked 'WPIX' capture the action. #36 Don Newcombe of the Dodgers pitches to #12 Eddie Stanky of the Giants. Cameras transmit game to TV control center, which sends signal to home antennas. Woman and three boys seen watching the game at home on a small 1950s-era TV. Scene shifts to horse racing, with camera marked NBC WNBT capturing an unknown horse race. Men at bar seen watching the race.
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