Television

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[[image: tv.jpg|thumb|right|A 1950s era Television set]]
 
[[image: tv.jpg|thumb|right|A 1950s era Television set]]
 
'''Television''' (colloqialy referred to as '''TV''' or '''Telly''') is a technology involving the transmission of moving images by electronic signal, either using wires or [[radio]]. The first electric television screen was developed by Kenjiro Takayanagi in 1926. Television first emerged as a form of mass media in the late 1930s and exploded in significance in the developed world during the 1950s.
 
'''Television''' (colloqialy referred to as '''TV''' or '''Telly''') is a technology involving the transmission of moving images by electronic signal, either using wires or [[radio]]. The first electric television screen was developed by Kenjiro Takayanagi in 1926. Television first emerged as a form of mass media in the late 1930s and exploded in significance in the developed world during the 1950s.
 
  
 
== Use in fiction ==
 
== Use in fiction ==
 
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If a television (or a radio) is used in fiction, it normally serves the function of plot exposition playhouse.  If there is a fictional television show that features in a work of fiction, it usually serves as white noise in the background that the characters are watching, such as the "Itchy and Scratchy Show" on ''The Simpsons''.   
If a television is used in fiction(applies to Radio as well) it normally serves the function of plot exposition playhouse.  If there is a fictional television show that features in a work of fiction it usually serves as white noise in the background that the characters are watching, such as the Itchy and Scratchy Show on the Simpsons.   
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== Televised Science Fiction ==
 
== Televised Science Fiction ==

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