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Acquired taste: "My mom, Jean Gray, came down from Alaska in 1952, and had never seen TV before," wrote Debby Teague. "She and my dad stayed at my grandma's in Newport. They got there late at night."

Teague's mom turned on the TV and saw the Indian test pattern.

Staring at the screen, she couldn't understand why television was a big deal.

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