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.
Flow diagram of the Network.
“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.”