Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rest in Peace, "Uncle Bud" Paxson

Lowell "Uncle Bud" Paxson, founder of the Home Shopping Network passed away last week at the age of 79.

While television had been used to sell merchandise in the past, prior to HSN's debut, no television network was solely devoted to it. Soon the network would become a mainstay of television, offering Capodimonte figurines and cubic zirconia jewelry at low, low prices.

Mr. Paxson eventually sold HSN and started up the PAX Network, which was purchased by Universal Studios and became ION Television.