chapter  3
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In a Troubled World

When the FCC opened its new hearings on TV in March 1941, almost two years had passed since RCA began selling sets and televising programs. The FCC was finally ready to grant commercial licenses and to let the industry support its investment in TV by seeking sponsors for programs. First, however, came the FCC’s precondition that the industry agree on technical standards for TV sets and transmissions.