The inventor of the first television was Paul Gottlieb Nipkow. Paul Nipkow was a German student at the time of this invention. The invention of the first electric-mechanical television occurred in 1884.
Some changes were made to the original design over the next 50 years. The first event of broadcast television in the United States occurred in 1928 in a suburb of Washington, DC. The broadcast was compiled of images shown only in silhouette.
The first instance of regularly scheduled programming for broadcast television began in the United States in 1931. This seven day a week programming schedule was broadcast by CBS out of New York.