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-Wireless telegraph
-successfully transmitted from France to England
-promised his telegraph would report international yacht races off Sandy Hook, NJ
-hoped to bring down cost of communications
Wireless telegraph
-transmission of coded messages through the air
-means of private communication between two people
-used electronic waves to send messages at great distances at the speed of light
-would shrink the globe
-invented by Marconi
Lee De Forest
-self styled "father or radio"
-invented the audion-first tube with ability to amplify signals
-first tube with ability to amplify signals
-made long-range reception possible and provided the foundation for the modern electronic industry
-created FM broadcasting
-his inventions form the framework for virtually all radio transmission and reception today
-discovered regenerative feedback/feedback circuit (made radio possible)
-largest shareholder in RCA for a period of time-lost it all when tv came along, and in promoting fm, and suing RCA
-privative AM broadcast: went on the air on Christmas eve 1906
-transmitted music and speech over the air
-first to "broadcast"
-Russian immigrant-rose from paperboy to head of the RCA
-sponsered Armstrong and later Zvorykin in research and invention
-sound carried as an amplitude change in standard carrier wave
-when nothing is being broadcast, transmitter puts out an unchanging carrier wave
-problem is that other forms ofr added sound (lightning storm for example) show up on the radio as static
-Armstrong decided to modify frequency instead of amp (set would pay no attention to changes in amp, so only the intended signal would come through)
-no static, richer, deeper music
"The panic broadcast" (war of the worlds)
-broadcast on CBS
-directed/performed by Orson Welles
-written by Howard Koch
-performed on Halloween night, 1938
-also on tv that night='chase and sanborn hour', and 'the mercury theatre on air'
Orson Welles
-stared in 'The war of the worlds'
-stared in 'The Shadow'
Keys of radio show
1. Narration/Announcer
2. Characters
3. Sound effects
4. Music
The Shadow
-Frank Deadick Jr=first star
-*Orson Welles=second star
-Bill Johnstone=3rd star
Welles: (the shadow was a fully fledged character, under the identity of Lamont Cranston-a wealthy man in town)
-Margo Lane (only person who knew the shadows identity), played by Agnes Moorehead
-highest rated show from 1937-38, when welles played the shadow
Burnes and Allen
-starring George Burnes and Gracie Allen
-comedy radio show
Nipkow disk
-mechanical, image scanning device (invented by paul Nipkow) that was a fundimental component in mechanical tv through the 1920s
-spinning disk with circular holes arranged in a spiral pattern that reproduces images line by line
Philo T. Farnsworth
-got idea for technology behind tv while plowing a field at age 14
-patented tv system and tv receiving system in aug. 1930
-his tube camera: image dissector (ideas stolen by Zvorykin)
-fought against Zvorykin and RCA for tv patents
-at the time of his death, he was working to develop fusion energy
-worked on tv under RCA at same time as Farnsworth
-stole ideas from Farnsoworth's image dissector (to make his iconoscope)
Image dissector
-the tv tube camera invented by Farnsworth
-the tv tube camera invented by Zvorykin (partially taken from Image dissector)
Image Orthicon
-the tv tube camera that combined the best of the image dissector and the iconoscope
-nicknamed the "immy"
-game show in the 50s where a scandal broke: they were feeding answers to certain contenstants
-scandal broke with Van Doren and Stempel
Charles Van Doren
-contestent on 21
-favorite, "all american" so he was taught the answers/what to study/what numbers to ask for, so they would tie then he would win (created more excitment)
Herbert Stempel
-contestent on 21
-instructed to lose to Van Doren on question "what was the 1954 academy award winner?"
-film by Paddy Chayetsky
-about a man who cant get a date when all of his friends were getting married
-people were shovked because it was such an ordinary story
0won oscar for best picture and actor
Paddy Chayetsky
-creator of film Marty
the shadows cover character
Lamont Cranston
Who played Margo Lane on the Shadow?
-Agnes Moorehead
Howard Koch
wrote the war of the worlds
shows also on on the night of 'war of the worlds'
-chase and sanborn hour
-the mercury theatre on the air