Television was born in Buffalo on May 14, 1948 when Channel 4 brought wrestlers and a ventriloquist into a select number of homes for the first time.
The full content is available in the Spring 1998 Issue.
You may not recognize his name, but most people will recognize at least one of the many characters this Buffalo native helped bring to life.
From the unveiling of Thomas Edison’s kinetoscope to Buffalo’s Film Row to The Natural, which filmed 30 years ago this summer, we have a long and colorful history with the movie business.
In the mid-1950s television was bringing big league baseball into homes across America, leaving minor league ball, especially in Buffalo, on the brink of collapse. But with the help of loyal fans, and a strong team led by Lou Ortiz, the Buffalo Bisons lived on.