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The national TV Guide magazine was first published on 3 April 1953. On the cover of its first ion featured a photograph of the son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, Desi Arnaz, Jr. TV Guide is a national publication resulted from the purchase by Triangle Publications (owned by Walter Annenberg), numerous publications of regional television programming such as TV List, TV Forecast, TV Digest, Television Guide and TV Guide. The launch as a national publication with local listings in April 1953, became an instant hit, making it the most widely read magazine and greater circulation in the country in the 1960s. The initial price was only 15 cents per copy.In addition to their subscriptions, TV Guide was a forced choice for families when buying magazines at the checkout of supermarkets across the nation: in the 1970s, the emergence of each weekly ion was promoted in TV commercials . Under the eaves of Triangle Publications, TV Guide continued to grow not only in circulation but also in its recognition as the authority of television programming with articles by its orial team and staff writers. The logo of TV Guide as one of the most recognizable in today. Through the decades the shape of the logo has changed to reflect the modernization of the TV screen. At first, the logo had various color backgrounds (usually black, white, blue or green), and then gave way to the red background, which was standardized in the 60s with occasional changes to accommodate the special ions.Under the eaves of Triangle Publications, TV Guide was created first in a small office in downtown Philadelphia and then moved to its more spacious national headquarters in Radnor, Pennsylvania, in the late 50s. The new arrangements, adorned with a giant illuminated logo of TV Guide at the entrance of the building was home to management, ors, production personnel, subscription charge and a large computer system containing data about each show and movie available for publishing in the popular weekly magazine. The printing of the national color section of TV Guide took place at the Triangle’s Gravure Division, adjacent to the land of Triangle Publications, also of Philadelphia Inquirer Building on North Broad Street in Philadelphia. The color section was sent to regional printers to be complemented with sections of local programming.Gravure Division of Triangle Publications was known for having one of the best quality printing in the industry almost always a perfect record. Triangle Publications was a highly respected communications firm growth and that with TV Guide, acquired The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, as well as 16 radio and television stations (WFIL AM-FM-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WNHC AM -FM-TV in New Haven, Connecticut KFRE AM-FM-TV in Fresno, CA, WNBF AM-FM-TV in Binghamton, New York WFBG AM-FM-TV in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and WLYH-TV in Lancaster / Lebanon, Pennsylvania), The Daily Racing Form, The Morning Telegraph, Seventeen magazine and participation in several cable TV companies. It was under the tutelage of Triangle Publications in Philadelphia on WFIL when Dick Clark and American Bandstand became popular.Triangle Publications sold its Philadelphia newspapers to Knight Newspapers in 1969, its radio and television stations during the early 1970s to Capital Cities Communications and various other interests in companies retaining only TV Guide, Seventeen magazine and the Daily Racing Form, which was also sold to News America Corporation in the late 1980s in one of the biggest deals to date media. In the 1990s, TV Guide was acquired by Prevue Channel, which was renamed TV Guide Channel. Like it predecessor, showed the TV programming in the bottom of the screen. The upper part now showed gossip about celebrities, movie talks, and trade (in addition to movie trailers that programming coparon Prevue Channel). Recently, TV Guide Channel programs usually are delayed by 30 seconds to 1 minute, and usually are scheduled to be issued in one hour (for example, a show usually appears at 12:45 and again at 1:45).Today, TV Guide Channel has a full-time programming, including programs such as the weekly news magazine show The 411, and red carpet coverage of events of great competition for Joan and Melissa Rivers. Since its appearance until 2003, TV Guide lists the programming offered throughout the week, 24 hours a day.