HDTV: Launched and Counting.

Broadcasting & Cable, November, 1998 by Albiniak, Paige

Digital takes off with Glenn, pioneer stations ready for air, programming on slower track Godspeed, John Glenn--and Godspeed, HDTV. John Glenn wasn't alone when he was sent into space with a repeat of Scott Carpenter's famous salutation last week. The medium of television, too, turned a corner last Thursday (Oct.

29) when NASA launched Glenn on his historic return trip to outer space and-after years of inventing, negotiating, regulating and infighting-the television industry launched high-definition television. Orchestrated and paid for by Harris Corp., an estimated 24 television stations and select sites nationwide watched Glenn's liftoff in high-definition television with CD-quality surround sound. At the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum in...

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