Ninety years ago: Baird demonstrates the first TV

Television, it seems has many fathers. One of them is John Baird, showcased in Tuesday’s Google Doodle. Ninety years ago Tuesday, Baird gave the first public demonstration of his invention: the first mechanical television. It was to regular television what Donald Trump is to presidential candidates: crude, sketchy, loud, often unintelligible. Still, back in 1926, Baird transmitted… Read on



CQ exhibit on now at Znaimer’s MZTV Museum

There’s more from me on the newly-opened MZTV Museum of Television and Archives in the entertainment section of Saturday’s Toronto Star. The museum, located at Zoomerplex in Toronto’s Liberty Village, houses Moses Znaimer’s incredible collection of early television receivers, including the largest collection of pre-war sets in the world. If you visit the museum before the… Read on


MZTV Museum of Television the Cat’s meow

Some people swoon over their first car. They never forget where they drove it, how much it cost, the smell of the interior. Moses Znaimer has that same deep connection to television. Not just the medium, or the ZoomerMedia empire he now runs, but the actual box itself. Znaimer loves TV sets. He has purchased… Read on


Conrad Black puts the z-z-z in Zoomer

Zoomers Denise Donlon and Conrad Black I wasn’t feeling the zoom heading into Monday’s premiere of The Zoomer, the new talk show on the former V channel featuring one-time Press Baron/convicted felon Conrad Black.Executive produced by former City-TV guru Moses Znaimer, The Zoomer is billed as “a talk show spotlighting the baby boomers point of view… Read on