The first radio news program was broadcast in 1920 by a station in Detroit, Michigan. Shortly thereafter the first public entertainment broadcast aired in the United States, followed by a sporting event. Radio became mainstream within a couple of years. Families spent their evenings huddled around their single radio listening to the news, an entertainment program, or a sports game. A few short years later televisions were introduced into American homes and by 1947 thousands upon thousands of households enjoyed family time in front of their TV. Just prior to the year 2000 it was believed that 98 percent of homes in the U.S. had at least one television set – and many of those sets were on for over seven hours a day! Yes, as technology advanced throughout the twentieth century, more and more people gravitated to boxes of wires, tubes, receivers, antennae, and computer chips for their information, education, and entertainment needs.