Scenes of Fire Broadcast

Issue 12 and Volume 91.

Scenes of Fire Broadcast What is believed to be the first television broadcast of a news event took place recently when a fire on Wards Island, part of New York City, was sent on the air and was received in the television receiver in an indoor studio at Radio City, four miles away. The news coverage was accidental. The mobile unit was sent to broadcast scenes at A new swimming pool in Astoria, Queens. The broadcast had just started when the engineers saw the fire and swung their iconoscope camera toward the Wards Island fire.

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