I don’t think Milton Berle was that great of a comedian, but he was the first celebrity to go on television. At that time, he was often labeled “Mr. TV”, because his program sold millions of television sets. Following is an entire 1949 Texaco show. I think as you watch it, you’ll realize how fortunate we are today as we enjoy all of technological improvements of modern times along with our contemporary actors and comics.
Texaco Star Theater from March 22, 1949