The History of Television, 1880 to 1941

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McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, Jan 29, 2009 - Performing Arts - 368 pages

No other technological innovation can be cited whose impact on the fabric of daily living has been as pervasive as that of television. A sole inventor does not exist; television came about through the remarkable interactions of several hundred scientists.

Interviews with these scientists, extensive archival research worldwide, and rare photos make this book--and its following volume--the one definitive history and the only authoritative account. Herein are the early inventions, the first devices, early camera tubes, the mechanical era, the kinescope, the iconoscope, and more. There are very extensive references.

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About the author (2009)

The late Albert Abramson worked at CBS for over 30 years as a cameraman, videotape editor, and sound technician, and was the author of several books and articles on the history of television aside from the two-volume set from McFarland. He lived in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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