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Introduction to television, 1967

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: December 6, 2017

Nick Stavriotis ©Stars and Stripes
Tae An Myon Township, South Korea, February, 1967: South Korean children get their first look at television, and the early reviews seem to be mixed. Until President Lyndon Johnson 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 Si Jong, a 67-year-old South Korean village elder who had ridden on a helicopter with Johnson during the president's visit to Korea in late 1966.

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