Thursday, August 7, 2008

Inventor of Television

My Great Uncle, Philo T. Farnsworth invented television many years ago. His life was made into a movie. I just read that the movie will be receiving an award from The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences!!

Here's the link and story: Philo T Farnsworth Emmy Award Announced

Personally, I've always found it ironic that the TV Academy elected to name their award for Corporate Engineering Achievement for the lone inventor who spent his career fighting one giant corporation after another, but I guess that's better than the "David Sarnoff Award for Individual Achievement"...

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of the 2008 Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards. The recipients will receive their awards during the Engineering Awards ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award will be given to Evertz Technologies Limited. The company designs, manufactures and markets video and audio infrastructure equipment. The Farnsworth Award honors companies whose contributions over a long period of time have significantly affected the state of television technology and engineering.


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Emily ~ Little Window Shoppe said...

What a neat story and heritage!