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  • n  a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen

  • Back in the kinescope era, Freshman Senator Estes Kefauver starred in a dramatic series of organized- crime hearings; the next year he almost won the 1952 Democratic presidential .
  • On the other hand, a film (or kinescope) clip is still just a clip.
  • In the early '50s, most TV shows were performed for live broadcast in New York City, and stations around the country played a kinescope, a copy of the show filmed from a TV screen .

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