A live webcast today will celebrate the transmission of the first electronic TV signal on Sept. 7, 1927, and the man behind it, Philo T. Farnsworth.
Live Webcast To Celebrate TV’s 90th Birthday
Happy 90th birthday, television!
A live webcast will celebrate the transmission of the first electronic TV signal on Sept. 7, 1927, and the man behind it, Philo T. Farnsworth.
The webcast is set for 6 p.m. Thursday from the original location of Farnsworth’s San Francisco lab. It’s available on www.thehistoryoftv.com and will be repeated at 9 p.m. and midnight Thursday.
Veteran producer Phil Savenick created the site to detail the medium’s history and the contributions of Farnsworth and other TV pioneers.
The website includes what Savenick calls a “virtual museum” of photos, videos and stories.
In the 1930s, Farnsworth waged a successful legal battle to be recognized as the inventor of electronic television.
The largely unsung scientist, a Utah native, died in 1971 at age 64.