Remember When? During the flurry of ‘television madness’ in the 1950s and ’60s many thousands of tall steel antennas were being installed on neighbourhood roofs or whereever a good signal could be picked up in order to bring this new family entertainment phenomenon into our living rooms. This early 1950s photo features three very determined gentlemen putting up their antenna on the highest nearby hill

REMEMBER WHEN: Looking back at the history of television

This week's Remember When takes a hearty look at television and what some back then called a fad.

Remember When?

During the flurry of ‘television madness’ in the 1950s and ’60s many thousands of tall steel antennas were being installed on neighbourhood roofs or whereever a good signal could be picked up in order to bring this new family entertainment phenomenon into our living rooms. This early 1950s photo features three very determined gentlemen putting up their antenna on the highest nearby hill, from which they would have to stretch the cord to their homes in the valley below to get the best picture on their new black and white TVs. If all else failed some resorted to using a steel coat hanger.