Today in History–August 19–the Library of Congress features children’s television. On this date in 1950, ABC aired its first Saturday morning children’s television shows: Animal Clinic and the variety show Acrobat Ranch, which featured two young acrobats, Tumbling Tim and Flying Flo, and children competing in games and stunts. Learn more about children’s television as well as the history of television by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.
Radio and Television 1940 film
The Story of Television 1956 film
Preserving Digital Public Television webcast video
Television: historical newspaper coverage (1910-1929)
- Bob Hope on television
- Danny Kaye & Sylvia Fine: Radio, Television, and Recordings
- I Love Lucy: An American Legend