Celebrating 60 years of Penn State TV weather broadcasts

Weather World Nese Hosler

Jon Nese, senior lecturer and associate head for undergraduate programs in the Department of Meteorology and atmospheric Science interviewing Charles Hosler, professor emeritus of meteorology and dean emeritus of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, about the June 1957 weather forecast.  Image: Penn State

The year is 1957. The average cost of a gallon of gas is 24 cents. The first Frisbee was sold in January. American Bandstand began airing on ABC in August. Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, was launched by the Soviet Union in October. June 1957 is also when Penn State produced its first TV weather broadcast, and this month marks the 60th anniversary of televised weather broadcasts by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences’ (EMS) Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

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Celebrating 60 years of Penn State TV weather broadcasts

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