Farnsworth vs. Sarnoff

Jun 08, 2015 on National Geographic (US) at 9:00 PM

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Summary

The invention of the television was born out of a gritty competition between David Sarnoff and Philo Farnsworth, who both laid stake to a precious claim. Delve into the David vs. Goliath story that led to a media revolution. After sketching his idea ... (more)for an “electric television” for his high school science teacher, Philo Farnsworth dedicates his life to gaining the knowledge necessary to make his dream a reality. But when RCA tries to buy his patent (and the riches that come with it), Farnsworth and RCA founder David Sarnoff face off; the results of their confrontation will forever change the way we experience the world. Expert interviews include entrepreneur will.i.am, politician and businessman Mitt Romney, and others.

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