WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7: AIRLINE MOVIES
Profile America — Sunday, October 7th. One of the few joys left in long-distance flying is to sit back and enjoy a feature-length movie. But recently, one major airline announced it will be ending this entertainment, joining several low-cost airlines in the policy. The first movies shown in the air were a newsreel and two cartoons, shown on this date in 1929 aboard a Ford Trimotor operated by Transcontinental Air Transport. Regular in-flight movie service began in July 1961 on a Trans World Airline flight from New York to Los Angeles. The movie shown was "By Love Possessed." Now, more than 4 million passengers fly between New York and Los Angeles every year. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 5514
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1076
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau