HISTORY OF EARLY KOREAN TELEVISION BROADCASTING: Television broadcasting in Korea started on May 12, 1956 when the Korea Office Radio Corporation of America (RCA) Distributor (KORCAD) (with the call sign of HLKZ) beamed television signals with an output of 100W in Seoul. It is estimated that there were about 300 television sets across the country at that time, so in order to have more audiences, KORCAD had to install 31 television sets in 22 spots in Seoul streets. It was the fifteenth ever television broadcasting in the world. From June 1, 1956, KORCAD-TV began two hours of regular broadcasting every other day. From November 1, 1956, it increased its broadcasting for up to two hours per day except for no broadcasting on Friday. However, with little advertising sales, KORCAD-TV went into the red. In the end, in May 1957, an up-and-coming Korean newspaper company Hankook Ilbo bought out KORCAD, renaming it to Daehan Broadcasting Corporation (DBC-TV). In early 1959, however, a mysterious fire broke out in the DBC-TV station, burning most of the broadcasting facilities. Since then, DBC-TV had barely kept in existence by relying on the facilities of the U.S. military station, American Forces Korean Network (AFKN), for its 30 minutes of broadcasting per day. An affiliate of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), AFKN began television broadcasting in 1957, targeting 60,000-strong audience of U.S. military personnel, civilian employees, and their dependents in Korea, with limited influences on the Korean "shadow audience" who watched the channel either for the purpose of English learning or from the desire for American popular culture. DBC-TV ceased broadcasting in 1961 by relegating its television channel to KBS. - Doobo Shim and Dal Yong Jin (2006)
THE AL SOMERS UMPIRE SCHOOL: The Al Somers School for Umpires was the first of its kind in baseball history. Previously, umpires learned their profession without standardized training and mechanics. In a fifty year period, amazingly, Somers' school taught and produced over 70 umpires who eventually worked in the major leagues. The school still exists today in 2006. It is now owned by former MLB umpire Harry Wendelstedt and his son, current MLB ump Hunter Wendelstedt. Harry and Hunter have the distinction of being the only father and son to have umpired a MLB game together. - exapno (2006)
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Sir Ralph Richardson jumped up so fast after his game that John didn't even have a chance to talk to him. Arlene then mentioned how marvelous Sir Ralph Richardson is in his 1962 film, "Long Day's Journey Into Night," which is author Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical account of his explosive life at home. Other Sir Ralph accolades were also offered. - Suzanne (2004)
This episode was prerecorded. From Gil Fates' logs, we know this episode was taped on February 17, 1963. - Suzanne (2004)
Panel: Arlene Francis, Peter Cook, Phyllis Newman, Bennett Cerf.