First Use of Videotape in Network Programming

October 29, 1956

CBS installs its first Ampex VTR at Televsion City, Los Angeles, uses it to record the evening news (then anchored by Douglas Edwards), then feeds the tape to West Coast stations three hours later. Previously, West Coast rebroadcasts have been done using kinescope recordings.


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