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''The Television Ghost'' was a 15-minute murder mystery show that aired from 1931 to 1933 on [=W2XAB=], an experimental station owned by Creator/{{CBS}}. It was one of the very first television programs. The show was never recorded, and all that's left of it is a single publicity photo.

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''The Television Ghost'' was a 15-minute murder mystery show that aired from 1931 to 1933 on [=W2XAB=], an experimental station owned by Creator/{{CBS}}.Creator/{{CBS}} (now known as WCBS-TV). It was also simulcast on radio stations [=W2XE=] and WABC (now known as WCBS-AM, not to be confused with the later [[Creator/{{ABC}} WABC-AM]]). It was one of the very first television programs. The show was never recorded, and all that's left of it is a single publicity photo.


* MinimalistCast: Kelting was the only actor, unless you count the announcer Bill Schudt.

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* MinimalistCast: Kelting was the only actor, unless you count not counting the announcer Bill Schudt.


* HalloweenEpisode: According to a newspaper snippet, the episode that aired on Halloween gave the ghost "free rein of the visual studios," allowing him to show off some simple special effects and CameraTricks.

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* HalloweenEpisode: According to a newspaper snippet, the episode that aired on near Halloween gave the ghost "free rein of the visual studios," allowing him to show off some simple special effects and CameraTricks.CameraTricks.
* MinimalistCast: Kelting was the only actor, unless you count the announcer Bill Schudt.

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* HalloweenEpisode: According to a newspaper snippet, the episode that aired on Halloween gave the ghost "free rein of the visual studios," allowing him to show off some simple special effects and CameraTricks.

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''The Television Ghost'' was a 15-minute murder mystery show that aired from 1931 to 1933 on [=W2XAB=], an experimental station owned by Creator/{{CBS}}. It was one of the very first television programs. The show was never recorded, and all that's left of it is a single publicity photo.

In each episode, a ghost played by George Kelting would describe how he was murdered.
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!!''The Television Ghost'' contains examples of:
* FairPlayWhodunit: The audience was supposed to try to figure out who murdered the ghost before the answer was revealed.
* TheOner: Each episode consisted of a single shot of Kelting's face.
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