While the beginnings of television started in the 1860s with the first cameras and progressed through the work of many people. However, television as we know it came about in the 1920s. Though TVs were commercially available in the 1920s and 1930s, they were not universally adopted. Like radio, people were not quite sure how to use TV. Entertainment was surely one use but there had to be a way to provide informative programming.