Television and the Korean War

The Korean War was not a television war. Video coverage toward information and details on the war steadily improved following the armistice agreement enacted on July 27, 1953. Leading television stations such as CBS and NBC were well equipped to be ready to report the war through radio if needed, in case television was not sophistaicated enough to report the Korean hostilities. Nonetheless, reporters did everything to get the news to people. Live coverage on sessions of the United Nations were reported by New York stations. The Pentagon would occasionally release a list of prisoner names held in North Korea which was broadcasted through network radio, as well as four television networks who televised moving tapes on which names were written.


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