THE FIRST TIME I SAW TELEVISION. The first time I saw television was in early October 1948 when I was 6. Our neighbors several houses down from us had acquired a television set. They invited all of the men on the block to watch one of the games in the 1948 World Series between the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Braves. My father managed to get us included in the invitation. A little later, the men on the block were invited to watch the Northwestern-Notre Dame game.
This was the first time my father saw television. It never occurred to me to ask either of my parents what it was like for them to encounter the inventions that occurred in their lifetimes.