The Communicators

Scott Woolley

Scott Woolley talked about his book The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age, in which he examines… read more

Scott Woolley talked about his book The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age, in which he examines the history of telegraph, radio, television, and satellite airwaves. He explained how inventor and electrical engineer Edwin Armstrong and businessman David Sarnoff became friends and collaborators through their work developing radio until they became antagonists in a legal dispute over FM radio. David Sarnoff went on to help develop radio and TV through strategic business decisions. He became the head of RCA and was largely responsible for the creation of NBC.

Mr. Woolley participated by video from a Los Angeles studio. close

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Communicators with Scott Woolley

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 03, 2016 | 12:55pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Sep 12, 2016 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Sep 10, 2016 | 6:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 12, 2016 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 12, 2016 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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