South Koreans are introduced to television, 1967
Published: July 19, 2012
Nick Stavriotis ©Stars and Stripes
Tae An Myon Township, South Korea, February, 1967: Choi Si Jong, a 67-year-old South Korean village elder in Tae An Myon Township, gets an introduction to television, thanks to President Lyndon Johnson. Until LBJ presented the village with the set, which was connected to a rural wire broadcasting system, the villagers had never seen TV. "It is a mysterious thing," said Choi, who had ridden on a helicopter with Johnson during the president's visit to Korea in late 1966.
Stars and Stripes' 1967 story about the arrival of television at Tae An Myon.