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Time Traveller: Did you have a Saturday morning cartoon setup like this?

Nov. 21 is World Television Day. Will you be celebrating the invention of this now-ubiquitous piece of technology? 📺
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It’s the weekend! Kids everywhere are collectively plopping down on the couch, turning on their televisions and surfing the channels for Saturday morning cartoons.

Nov. 21 is World Television Day. Whether you had a television growing up, just watched one on special occasions, or perhaps not at all, it is hard to deny the universal reach of this technology. Be it for entertainment, staying on top of world events, or for education, the television secured itself as a common, and often addictive, household device. The technology and programs have changed over time, but one thing remains: the fight for the remote.

Pictured here is Mike Wakefield and his dog, Max, ready for cartoons, ca. 1967. His mother, Doreen Wakefield, took this photo, as well as many others of the family.

Visit the MONOVA website for more information about the history of the North Shore and to plan your visit to MONOVA: Museum of North Vancouver, now open at 115 West Esplanade in The Shipyards.

Currently, MONOVA: Archives of North Vancouver, at 3203 Institute Road in Lynn Valley, is open by appointment only. Contact: archives@monova.ca

Navigate culture on the North Shore by using the North Shore Culture Compass.

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