At first none of us believed that television would ever be the first of mass media. We never thought it would supplant motion pictures. We thought it was just a very interesting thing that would be used for newsreels and documentaries. It never really hit us that people all over America and all over the world have it in their homes and look at it as entertainment. — Gene Kelly Image credit: Ernst Hass—Gene and Carol Lawrence, NBC Studios, New York, 1959.