CBS begins network programming.
ABC opens its first television station in New York
June 21 - The first network telecast of political conventions from Philadelphia.
July 30 - Professional wrestling premieres in prime-time on the DuMont network.
August 15 - The first network nightly newscast, CBS-TV News, debuts on CBS with Douglas Edwards.
November 29 - The children's television program Kukla, Fran and Ollie debuts.
Television manufacturing begins in Canada
Popular Television Shows
June 20 - Toast of the Town, with Ed Sullivan, premieres on CBS, with guests Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. (later renamed, The Ed Sullivan Show) (1948-1971)
August 10 - Candid Camera debuts on ABC.
September - Milton Berle becomes the first television star, with Texaco Star Theatre on NBC
September 13 - Nell Carter, actress, singer (+ 2003)
September 24 - Phil Hartman, actor, comedian, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, NewsRadio (+ 1998)