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By Arthur J. Zuckerman CRITICS of commercial television have been calling it a wasteland for years. This cultural condemnation has been leveled at commercial-network offerings since the demise of The Golden Age of TV in the 1950s, and many viewers have seen considerable reason to agree with it.
Be a Professional Chimney Sweep
Read my story, if you like the idea of earning $150 per day part time, $700 or more weekly in a business of your own . . . My name is Tom Risch. I'm 28 years old, own my own home, a 22 ft sailboat and an antique Morgan sports car. I suppose more than anyone, I'm the person responsible for "re-inventing" the chimney sweep business — as I'D shortly explain.
There's always something great on the RCA VideoDisc System.
Now when there's nothing good to watch on TV, it's easy to see something great. Like your favorite movie, your child's favorite show, a tennis lesson, or a great concert. The fact is, the great catalog of RCA VideoDiscs contains more than 130 great movies, classics, concerts or shows. And there are lots more on the way.
By Philip L. Harrison & Margaret A. Taylor IN 1946, the first American electronic digital computer, ENIAC (for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator), was unveiled. It ran on 18,000 vacuum tubes, 70,000 resistors, 6,000 switches and 10,000 capacitors. It weighed more than 30 tons, occupied 1,500 square feet of floor space and consumed 140,000 watts of electricity. Commercial versions of this machine ran to the tune of $5 million.