#1LinerWeds From Vintage TV

In case you can’t read it, “The programs broadcast by this station may not be used for any purpose except exhibition at the time of their broadcast on receivers of the type normally used for home reception in places where no admission, cover or mechanical operating charges are made.”

I was watching a 1979 signoff from WNBC in New York and this flashed up on the screen. I felt to capture it and use it as this week’s one-liner, because I remember there was a certain amount of controversy when VCR’s started gaining popularity that the whole “exhibition at the time of their broadcast” thing would preclude people recording shows off the air to watch later. Either the courts or the almighty FCC determined that, as long as people weren’t selling the videotapes, everything was cool. And time-shifting was born.


First, congratulations to Laura from Riddle From The Middle, who emerged victorious in our recently-completed Badge Contest.

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