Last week’s shootings in San Bernardino have left many Americans afraid, numb, upset, and angry. By September the company had started using the UHF television stations it had been acquiring, and the network began broadcasting from its new 180,000 square-foot telecommunications facility, hoping to beat down its competitors with better reception.
Persuaded that viewers everywhere would respond as heartily to shopping on television as those in Florida did, Mr. Paxson and Mr. Speer began contracting with cable systems around the country to carry the Home Shopping Club, and it went on the air nationally in 1985 — the first national 24-hour shopping network on television.
Last month, the FBI said it had conducted nearly 2 million background checks for permits, a 23 percent surge from the year prior. Like being on American Idol, the whole world wants to work on TV. People who come in saying My friends tell me …