Just when I fake-apologized about my "irrelevant" obsession with disc scanner TV, I discover this piece from the Antique Wireless Association. They do one television piece per issue, and 4 years ago it was an interview with then-96-year-old Natalie Towers. In 1931, Ms. Towers was a singer-actress applying for a radio job at CBS—but was instead chosen to be the spokeswoman for W2XAB, their TV experiment station. Like most early TV performers, Natalie was largely unimpressed with the experience. She had to stay within a 2x2' square in darkness to be visible, and she had to write all the material for a 15 min program 3 times a week. Natalie's reign as Miss Television didn't last long. CBS commentator Bill Schudt was put in charge of hosting and programming W2XAB, and stayed until the plug was pulled early in 1933. Bill Schudt (at televisor) announces in-studio boxing. From The New York Times, August 7, 1932. However, Schudt never spoke for the record about CBS' video venture. His continuing employment at the network may have prevented him from doing so, because CBS was apparently not proud of their pioneering program operation. Indeed, when all-electronic TV began in the late 30s, they did two years of closed-circuit tests before going on the air. So Natalie Towers is apparently the only person connected with station W2XAB ever to give an interview about it - and even that had to wait some 70 years after the fact!