NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 07, 1977
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(Studio) Model of TS-630, 1 of 1st TV's sold to American public and made by RCA, shown. Today is 50th anniversary of invention of TV.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Los Altos, California) Invention of television by Philo T. Farnsworth, farm boy from ID turned inventor, noted. Farnsworth is dead, but friends, former co-workers and family gather today to commemorate Farnsworth's invention. In years of TV's growth, Farnsworth's name was almost forgotten and widow hopes today's gathering will set record straight. School children are taught who invented cotton gin, but not who invented TV; comparative impact on daily life of contemporary people of each invention noted.
REPORTER: Jack Perkins
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