Television Factbook

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Television Factbook  

  A collection of representative editions for reference.

Television Factbook was founded in 1945 by Martin Codel's Radio News Bureau, which published Television Digest It was located in Washington, D.C. Albert Warren became senior editor in 1956, and eventually became the publisher. The corporate name was then changed to Television Digest, Inc.  The Factbook was published from Washington, DC, until 2018, when it went to a digital delivery database format.

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The Last Printed Volume
was  Issued in 2018
Note: These editions are presented for historical reference only. The data is not current and should not be used in any context beyond that of a study of the history of broadcasting.
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1949  
Full
Volume
     
1951  
Full
Volume
     
1955  
Two Volumes
Spring & Fall
#20
Spring
Full
Volume
#21
Fall
Full
 Volume
1956  
Two Volumes
Spring & Fall
     
1957  
Two Volumes
Spring & Fall
#24
Spring
Full
Volume
#25
Fall
Full
Volume
1958  
         
1959  
         
1960  
         
1961  
         
1962-63  
Index
Int
roduction
Statistics
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Educational
Stations
Assignments
1967  
Station
Volume 
Services
Volume
 
 
1968-69  
Full
Volume
     
1970-71  
Full
Volume
     
1972-73  
Full
Volume
     
1974  
         
1975  
         
1976  
Full
Volume
     
1977  
Full
Volume
     
1978  
         
1979  
Index Full
Volume
   
1980  
         
1981  
         
1982  
         
1983  
         
1984  
Index
and
Introduction
Full
Volume
Stations
Alabama
to
Montana
Stations
Nebraska
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other
Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1985  
Index
and
Introduction
Full
Volume
Stations
Alabama
to
Montana
Stations
Nebraska
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1986  
Index
and
Introduction
Full
Volume
Stations
Alabama
to
Montana
Stations
Nebraska
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1987  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1988  
Index
and
Introduction
Full
Volume
Stations
Alabama
to
Montana
Stations
Nebraska
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1989  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1990  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1991  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1991
Buyers
Guide 
       
1992  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1993  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1994  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1995  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1995
Services
Volume
       
1996  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
1997  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
Virgin
Islands
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
2001
Index
&
Introduction

(Both Volumes)
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
USVI
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
2002
Index
&
Introduction

&
Pocket Guide
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
North Carolina
Ohio
to
US Territories 
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
2003  
           
2004  
           
2005  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
North Dakota
Ohio
to
US Territories 
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
2006  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
North Carolina
Ohio
to
US Territories 
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
2007  
Index
&
Introduction
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
USVI
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
2008  
Index
&
Introduction

&
Pocket Guide
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
Ohio
Oklahoma
to
USVI
All
Other

Translators
LPTV
Assignments
2009  
           
2010  
           
2012 Only Volume 1 Available
Index
&
Introduction
Guide
Alabama
to
Indiana
Iowa
to
New Mexico
   
   
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