Farnsworth

Friday, August 02, 2002

Legend has it that Philo T. Farnsworth had the idea for television, with its alternating lines of resolution, while plowing the rows of a potato field. Though Farnsworth mastered technology, he was not a master of public relations, and his legacy has been overshadowed by the more publicity-adept David Sarnoff. Reporter Kris Rebillot tells the tale of the forgotten father of television.
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