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1941: Bulova airs first-ever TV commercial in 1941 before Brooklyn Dodgers game

On July 1, 1941, the Brooklyn Dodgers were playing the Philadelphia Phillies at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, and the game was being broadcast on WNBT (later to become WNBC).

Before the game began, TV viewers saw a 10-second advertisement for Bulova clocks and watches.

Bulova paid $9 to market its product to consumers and commercialized TV was born. It was the dawn of a new era.

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