WBZ Archives: WBZ-TV’s Very First Broadcast

On this day in 1948, WBZ-TV became New England’s first TV stations. The very first messages ever broadcast were greetings from Mayor James Michael Curley, Cardinal Cushing, and Rabbi Joshua Loth Liebman, followed by our inaugural newscast.

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We are celebrating 70 years of WBZ-TV with daily flashback videos.

  1. Susan Hill says:

    This commercial is great, but it would be nice if you could identify all the people in the original. I recognize most, but can’t remember the names. Love seeing Barry Burbank in the same segment both old & new.

  2. Hi Susan. Here is a complete shot-by-shot breakdown of everyone in the original production and the remake: http://boston.cbslocal.com/2018/03/26/wbz-one-4-all-promo-remake/

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