TV Memories

I remember that many years ago CNN started with few commercials (many, many moons ago). 

Not anymore.

Some of the boring-to-listen-to are (so it seems) longer than the programs.

Confession – I was the 2nd commercial on Channel 2 (I think).

I demonstrated a vacuum cleaner my company “Wiz” vacuum stores was selling.

Unrehearsed, it was a crude presentation, but not to viewers. TV was exciting and new.

It brought world happenings into your home.

I bought a TV with an eight (yes, eight) inch screen for my mother.

She sat fascinated by it. 

“How does it work?”

I stammered, not knowing how to explain it to her. She looked at me.

“Is it magic?”

I thought for a moment and said, “Yes, mom, it’s magic.”

I sold TVs and I repaired them, but I couldn’t explain to my mother how they worked.

TV is a huge industry today.

I saw part of its beginnings.

In truth, I am a museum piece.

In a few days (January 11) I will be 108 years old.

I don’t feel or look like people feel I should.

I read, I write, I watch CNN news on TV.


(January 10, 2022)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.