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Fenway
01-27-2012, 08:15 PM
A very in depth look at how TV covered baseball in 1949 from a trade magazine from that era.

Of note in that year the White Sox were on WGN and the Cubs on WBKB

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RCA-Broadcast-News/RCA-BC-56-com.pdf


In 1961 they covered the opening of WGN-TV's new studios on Bradley Place

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RCA-Broadcast-News/RCA-BC-112-1961-Dec.pdf

and another look at WGN in 1974

http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RCA-Broadcast-News/RCA_Broadcast_News_154-11-1974.pdf

If you take a look at the equipment back then you can get a better understanding why games were not saved - videotape machines were expensive and so was the tape used.