This is not a post about fashion, or designers or trends. This is about something that interests me a lot, and probably has a little more meaning in the daily life of the human kind. This is about the story behind people who has and will change the world. This is about the ones who make the planet progress and advance in the greatest fields ever created, and you can’t even imagine how this subject landed in my blog. Take a look and you’ll see how this is related to you and to everyone you know, no matter the year or the day that you were born. Here we go.
Usually, I’m not a big follower of entertainment or awards shows. But, this year the Emmy Awards definitely had something that the past ones didn’t. They had a lot of unexpected results, memorials of people who did great things for the film and TV industry, and surprisingly, a little bit about the history that took us all the way to where we are now.
One of the segments presented about this subject, history, was a speech done by the actor Don Cheadle, about the years that the whole world connected throughout a simple screen. It was the black and white TV, showing the global audience some of the biggest happenings in the world.
The events listed during the segment at the Emmys, had something in common, and it was the fact that they all happened during the same year, 1963. They connected families, friends, and viewers from all around the world through a basic technology, but through a sound that everyone at the moment was going to remember forever more. Those happenings were so shocking and so life-changing, that the first step to the TV revolution was about to begin.
It was the time when Martin Luther King presented the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, releasing a political speech about ending the racism in the United States, “I Have a Dream” (August 28th, 1963). It was the minute that the formal president John F. Kennedy was shot (November 22nd, 1963). And it was the day that The Beatles‘ first live concert debuted on a TV show (December 7th, 1963).
Besides happening during the same year, the next thing in common between these three events was the fact that there were more than 73 million people watching the entire live broadcast.
In a poetic way, it wasn’t about money. It was about uniting the world through a device that was going to inspire the coming generations and productions from all around the world. It was about the black and white screen that was going to document the greatness of the future change and revolution of the human kind.