Pong Video Game

1972

The first commercially successful video game is introduced, a simple table tennis game called Pong. It is developed by Nolan Bushnell after he plays a ping-pong game on an Odyssey 1TL200 at an LA Magnavox dealership.

Citytv Everywhere!

1972

Moses Znaimer and partners launch Toronto’s Citytv. Low powered, low cost, and locally focused, Citytv is Canada’s first commercial UHF station. The infamous broadcasts of the Baby Blue Movies (erotic films) mark a major turning point in the history of Canadian Television. Citytv soon becomes a force to be reckoned with.

All in the Family

1971

Norman Lear’s All In The Family debuts, introducing the nation to Archie Bunker- a cantankerous, if ultimately good hearted bigot whose views on nearly everything are both amusingly shocking and uncomfortably familiar. The show’s success leads to numerous spin-offs (The Jeffersons, Maude, Gloria), each attempting to use comedy to explore some of the day’s thornier issues.

All in the Family

1971

Norman Lear’s All In The Family debuts, introducing the nation to Archie Bunker- a cantankerous, if ultimately good hearted bigot whose views on nearly everything are both amusingly shocking and uncomfortably familiar. The show’s success leads to numerous spin-offs (The Jeffersons, Maude, Gloria), each attempting to use comedy to explore some of the day’s thornier issues.

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MZTV Museum of Television (at The ZoomerPlex) 64 Jefferson Avenue Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6K 1Y4

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