We lived in Iceland before we returned to the States, I doubt there was any TV in Iceland. We lived with my grandparents in Baltimore for about 6 months before my parents bought a house in our County. I don't remember when we got a TV, but I do remember going to the next door neighbors house to watch color TV when I was about 7. It was awful, it had bands of color across the TV screen, and I'm guessing, but I don't think the screen was wider than 8 inches.
I remember my mom putting me to bed, and she would dial up Amos & Andy, and I would fall asleep listening to that show. I'm not sure if I got the humor in that radio program, but I remember a character who would say "do the name Ruby Begonia strike a familiar note" at least that's what I thought he said. I've registered my 3 year old dog as Ruby Begonia with AKC.
I think I remember Jack Benny and Rochester on the radio. Some of the shows I remember as a kid were "The Lone Ranger", "Sky King" and at some point the Disney Show with Annette Funecello, and the rest of the Mouseketeers. Davey Crocket, all the cowboy shows, from Roy Rodgers, The Lone Ranger and the Cisco Kid.
The first shows I remember were "Ernie Kovacs", Jackie Gleason, Jack Benny, Your show of shows", Steve Allen and I guess Ed Sullivan. We had so much homework to do, I'm not sure if television factored in a big way until I was around 10 years old because as soon as I got home from school we would watch the Buddy Dean show (local teen dance show broadcast from Balto, Md.). It was the show that David Waters based his movie "Hairspray", it wasn't stretched too far from reality. After that, it was homework, dinner, homework and if enough time was left, a little TV before bedtime.