No, not the kind of "Cable" you're thinking of. This refers to AT&T phone lines which, in the pre-satellite era, delivered television (and radio) network signals to affiliated stations. TV cable was a bit more expensive and time-consuming to install, so often it took a little time for outlying cities to receive live TV images. Birmingham was added to the chain on September 17, 1951, meaning viewers would no longer have to suffer through subpar-quality "kinescope" films.
Your sweet tooth is feeling mighty wistful along about now, yes?
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