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September 11, 1977--Dancer Nancy Lewis, left, at the Battery City Park Landfill, New York, interacting via CTS satellite with dancer Margaret Fisher in San Francisco.

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Flow diagram of the Network.

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"Along with Liza Bear and Keith Sonnier, Willoughby Sharp produced Two WayDemo - Send and Receive. On September 10 and 11, 1977, the first two-way live broadcast between New York and San Francisco took place. Put into position in 1976, the NASA Satellite CTS was used for the occasion. The New York-based TV station, MCTV, received a cable signal by satellite. Throughout the two-and-a-half hour-long broadcast, the two-way telecommunication was the central theme, texts are read, video material recorded and discussed. The broadcast reached almost 25,000 spectators."[2]

[1] http://rhizome.org/imagebase/article/2385/39-TwoWayDemo2-jpgcopy.jpg

[2] http://www.orbit.zkm.de/?q=node/358

[3] http://sendreceivesatellitenetwork.blogspot.com/