Book Discussion on The Boy Genius and the Mogul
Daniel Stashower talked about his biography of Philo Farnsworth, The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television, published by… read more
Daniel Stashower talked about his biography of Philo Farnsworth, The Boy Genius and the Mogul: The Untold Story of Television, published by Broadway Books. Mr. Farnsworth was 14 years old when he came up with the idea that would eventually become the modern television and continued his inventions with the limited help of private financial backers. Mr. Farnsworth produced the first all-electronic television image in 1927, and later patented his invention. However, media mogul David Sarnoff, the head of RCA at the time, used vast resources in an attempt to lead the way in television pioneering. He and his chief scientist received credit for the invention. Throughout most of his life Philo Farnsworth battled David Sarnoff and RCA in patent cases as to being the creator of television. The author talked about the lives of both men and their struggle to bring television to the masses. close
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