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Pre-National TV-Magazine Launch Dates (1948-1949-1950-1951-1952)


1948
Launch Date Name of Publication City-State Comments
January 26 Phillip's Television Weekly
(Becomes Television World on 4/5/48 and ends publication in 1949 -- last known issue is 3/13/49)
New York, New York  

First TV-Guide type magazine.  A total of TEN issues published as Phillip's Television Weekly, before changing to Television World.

 

May 16 Television Forecast
(Becomes TV Forecast on 9/24/49)
Chicago, Illinois  

First continuously published guide

 

June 14 Television Guide
(
Becomes TV Guide on 3/18/50)
New York, New York  

 

June 14 Teleguide
(
Becomes TV Guide on 6/23/51)
Washington-Baltimore  

 

Late 1948 Tele-Views Los Angeles, California
8" x 10" Size
November 7 Local Televiser
(
Becomes TV Digest on 5/1/49)
Philadelphia, Pa  

 

 

1949
Launch Date Name of Publication City-State Comments
Early 1949
Metropolitan TV Weekly

New York, New York  

 

March 16
Tele-Week
New York, New York 8-1/2" x 11" size
April 10
Tele View Weekly
New York, New York 8-1/2" x 11" size
June 24
TV Preview
San Francisco, California 9" x 11" size
September 24 TV Forecast
(Becomes TV Guide in 2/3/51)
New England

 

October 28 TV Image
(
Becomes TV Time on 6/8/50)
Los Angeles, California  

 

1950
Launch Date Name of Publication City-State Comments
March 18 TV Guide (Pre-National)
(Formerly Television Guide)
New York, New York

Early 1950 TV Times Chicago, Illinois  

 

April 30
Twin Cities Televiewer
(Becomes TV Times on 6/15/50, then becomes Northwest Edition TV Forecast 11/29/52)
Minneapolis-St. Paul  
May 1 Telenews
(Becomes Tele-Views on 6/15/50)
Houston, Texas  
May 13 TV Today Detroit, Michigan
Cleveland & Chicago, later
June 8 TV Time
(Formerly TV Image)
Los Angeles, California  

 

July 15 TV News Indianapolis, Indiana  

 

November 11 TV News Buffalo - Rochester, New York  

 

November 26 Tele-Vision News Pittsburgh & Tri-States  

 

 

1951
Launch Date Name of Publication City-State Comments
January 4
Tele-Views
(Becomes Mid-States Edition TV-Forecast 6/14/52)
Quad Cities - IA-IL  

 

January 13
TV Dial
Cincinnati-Columbus  
January 27
Rochester TV Guide
(Becomes Rochester TVvue Weekly on 11/30/51)

(Becomes Rochester TV Life on 1/19/52)

Rochester, New York  
September 21 It's TV Time New York, New York

 

November 1 TV Press Louisville, Kentucky  

 

 

1952
Launch Date Name of Publication City-State Comments
January 19 TV Digest Pittsburgh  

 

October 18 TV Weekly Denver, Colorado  

 

 

On April 3, 1953, the National Edition of TV Guide was launched.

 


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