Bridgeport Leader May 11 1961
All students in the Bridgeport public schools witnessed the take - off and flight into space of Alan Shepard, first astronaut, last Friday. Both the New Grade School and Seed School Building are equipped with television sets. In this manner, the students saw history in the making.
Television has been in use in the public schools here for some time and plans are being made to broaden its use, according to Superintendent J.E. Shoulders