Zworykin, Pioneer of Television

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University of Illinois Press, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 319 pages
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Using patents, published and unpublished documents, and interviews with television pioneers including Zworykin himself, Abramson reconstructs the inventor's life from his early years in Russia, through his stay as RCA's technical guru under David Sarnoff, to his death in 1982. More than fifty photographs show highlights of Zworykin's work. Abramson notes the contributions of other scientists - particularly Zworykin's biggest rival, Philo T. Farnsworth - to the advancement of television. However, he argues, it was Zworykin's inventions that made modern, all-electronic television possible, causing many to award him the title "father of television."
 

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Contents

Growing Up in Tsarist Russia
6
World War I
20
An Imitation from Westinghouse
39
The Kinescope
62
CHAPTER Y The Iconoscope
87
CHAPTER A Centuryof Progress
114
A Return to Russia
137
CIIAPTKR JO The World of Tomorrow
150
CHAPTKK World War II
171
CHAPTER J2 Ad Astra per Video
192
Notes
209
Index
303
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