February 23, 2017

When the Academy Awards Turned to Television

This Sunday night, Hollywood stars will make their yearly journey to the Dolby Theatre for the 89th Academy Awards, while audiences eagerly await the announcements of the film industry’s most coveted awards. These days, we take it for granted that the Oscars will be televised, but that wasn't always the case. It wasn’t until 1953 that NBC aired the 25th Academy Awards live on television, although it had been covered on live radio since 1930.