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 Post subject: Titans of Television
PostPosted: Sep Fri 10, 2021 2:09 pm 
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I found this interesting to watch, and thought I would pass it on.

I just watched a History channel episode of "the Machines that Built America"
Season 1 episode 3, titled "Titans of Television"
Its the story on how the television was invented and brought to market.
(Sorry if this was already Mentioned)

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PostPosted: Sep Mon 13, 2021 4:05 am 
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If you haven't already you should read Empire of the Air, or watch the Ken Burns documentary. Draw your own conclusions on Sarnoff but basically one of the last robber barons, but we would not have what we have today without him.


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PaulC wrote:
If you haven't already you should read Empire of the Air, or watch the Ken Burns documentary. Draw your own conclusions on Sarnoff but basically one of the last robber barons, but we would not have what we have today without him.

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I just ordered a copy, Thanks

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There was a very good multi-part series on PBS hosted by Edwin Newman about the different facets of the history of television. I found this portion of it on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttwkGd ... larryware1

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19&41 wrote:
There was a very good multi-part series on PBS hosted by Edwin Newman about the different facets of the history of television. I found this portion of it on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YttwkGd ... larryware1

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Nice
Isnt it amazing on how big the camerias were and how small the TV;s were... now its reviersed. :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Titans of Television
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When Farnsworth was developing his television system, he also had to fabricate his own camera and cathode ray tubes, using labware as the tube's envelopes. NOVA also had a good documentary on Farnsworth's work.

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