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Reuters quote of the day, April 7

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London, Apr 6 (Reuters) Following is a notable quote from history. ''Television is the bland leading the bland.'' -- Attributed to U S author and columnist Murray Schumach. The first successful long-distance demonstration of television took place in the United States on April 7, 1927. Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover made a speech in Washington which was seen and heard in New York.

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