- Title: TV Guide: An entry from SJP's St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
- Author: Tina Gianoulis
- Released: 0000-00-00
- Pages: 0
- ASIN: B0027YVDGM
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In 1953, when television was still a brand-new and growing phenomenon on the American scene, the president of Philadelphia's Triangle Publishing—Walter H. Annenberg—conceived the idea of a national television magazine. Inspired by the wide circulation of a local magazine called TV Digest, Annenberg envisioned one central nationwide magazine with separate editions containing the different local television listings. Annenberg moved quickly, keeping the convenient digest size and adding glossy color photographs and articles. On April 3, 1953, TV Guide was born and remains the premier listing for television fanatics in the late twentieth century....