9 Nov 2004-12 Feb 2005. The history of broadcasting in Paris began more than a century ago. In 1898, Eugne Ducretet put an aerial on top of the Eiffel Tower and performed the first radio-electrical link up for the capital. Since then the histories of radio, TV and Paris have been closely linked. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of INA (National Broadcasting Institute), Paris town hall is presenting a retrospective entitled "Paris on the air". The exhibition is divided into three parts. The first is dedicated to seeing and hearing through "The role of the Eiffel Tower", "The big events as scripts", "The city as setting", "The Parisians as characters". You'll be able to relive the visits of John F. Kennedy or Nelson Mandela on the Champs Elyses, the first Techno Parade at the Place de la Bastille and some major sporting events. The second part of the exhibition deals with broadcasting, but from a backstage perspective. The history of INA is recounted in the last part.

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Paris on the air : the story of television and radio in the capital

Paris town hall.