TV Guide

TV Guide

About TV Guide

TV Guide is a weekly American magazine with listings of TV shows. In addition to TV listings, the publication features television-related news, celebrity interviews, gossip and film reviews and crossword puzzles. Some issues have also featured horoscope listings. Lee Wagner (-) was circulation director of McFadden Publications in New York in the 1930sand later for Cowles Media Co.distributing movie celebrity magazines. In 1948, he printed The TeleVision Guide for the New York area. On the cover was silent film star Gloria Swanson, star of her short-lived 'Gloria Swanson Hour.' Wagner later added regional editions for New England and Baltimore-Washington areas. Five years later, he sold the editions to Walter Annenberg's Triangle Publications, but remained as a consultant until 1963. The national TV Guide's first issue was released on April 3, 1953. The cover featured a photograph of Lucille Ball's newborn son Desi Arnaz, Jr..

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