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Television inventors and pioneers

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  • William (Beryl) Klein (1903 - 1988)
    A noted Chicago pioneer in radio and TV broadcasting. He produced the first foreign language radio program in the USA, from 1927 until 1962 and was the founder of the United Film and Recording Studios ...
  • Israel "Izzy" Harold Asper (1932 - 2003)
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  • David Sarnoff (1891 - 1971)
    American businessman and pioneer of American commercial radio and television. As a young man in April 1912, He received the first notification of the foundering of the R.M.S. Titanic from a Marconi rci...
  • Manfred von Ardenne, Baron (1907 - 1997)
    Manfred von Ardenne (20 January 1907 – 26 May 1997) was a German research and applied physicist and inventor. He took out approximately 600 patents in fields including electron microscopy, medic...
  • Alan Blumlein (1903 - 1942)
    Alan Dower Blumlein (born June 29, 1903 in Hampstead, London, died June 7, 1942) was an electronics engineer who made many inventions in telecommunications, sound recording, stereo, television and ra...

The inventors and pioneers of television span several countries over many decades. The fundamental principles of television were initially explored using electromechanical methods to scan, transmit and reproduce an image. As electronic camera and display tubes were perfected, electromechanical television gave way to all-electronic broadcast television systems in nearly all applications.

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