David Sarnoff


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Steve Allen

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Steve Allen on his thoughts on colleagues through the years - David Sarnoff
02:58

Ted Bergmann

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Ted Bergmann on DuMont's work with color television
01:08
Ted Bergmann on DuMont and RCA's color television systems
04:13
Ted Bergmann on the evolution of video tape
05:04

Haskell Boggs

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Haskell Boggs on his impressions of early television and the advent of color television, pioneered by David Sarnoff, and Thomas W. Sarnoff's work on Bonanza
05:44

William Clotworthy

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William Clotworthy on NBC President David Sarnoff
00:11

John Conte

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John Conte on appearing on Matinee Theater, and being sent to Atlanta by David Sarnoff to promote NBC
06:00
John Conte on David Sarnoff and on working with producer Albert McCleery on Matinee Theater
06:03

Joan Ganz Cooney

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Joan Ganz Cooney on meeting David Sarnoff and starting at RCA
01:49
Joan Ganz Cooney on David Sarnoff (founder of NBC) and William S. Paley (founder of CBS)
02:16
Joan Ganz Cooney on why David Sarnoff fired Pat Weaver
00:40

Michael Dann

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Michael Dann on David Sarnoff giving him a television set and an allowance to hold television parties
05:46
Michael Dann on Pat Weaver's reorganization of NBC and David Sarnoff's vision
02:09
Michael Dann on David Sarnoff firing Sylvester L. "Pat" Weaver
00:32
Michael Dann on David Sarnoff's desire to sell color television sets and the importance of shooting variety shows in color
01:56

Ray Dolby

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Ray Dolby on David Sarnoff's announcements about RCA's achievements in video tape recording
01:13

Hugh Downs

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Hugh Downs on David Sarnoff's view of competition and Sarnoff's interest in broadcasting
02:42
Hugh Downs on meeting David Sarnoff
00:39

Rod Erickson

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Rod Erickson on working with David Sarnoff at NBC and William S. Paley at CBS
01:56

Nanette Fabray

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Nanette Fabray on the first time she saw television, and on being NBC's "color girl" for General David Sarnoff
03:33

Elma Farnsworth

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Elma Farnsworth on RCA's David Sarnoff's attempts to buy Philo T. Farnsworth's patent for television
03:49
Elma Farnsworth on her husband Philo T. Farnsworth's battle with RCA for electronic television's patents
06:10
Elma Farnsworth on RCA licensing Philo T. Farnsworth's patents in 1939 - the first time RCA ever licensed a patent 
08:35

Irving Fein

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Irving Fein on David Sarnoff's relationship with Jack Benny
00:48

Norman Felton

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Norman Felton on working with David Sarnoff
00:09

Les Flory

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Les Flory on the relationship between Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff at RCA
02:17
Les Flory on David Sarnoff's involvement with the RCA lab after World War II
00:29

Leonard H. Goldenson

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Leonard Goldenson on acquiring ABC and having a conversation with NBC's David Sarnoff
01:42
Leonard Goldenson on his relationship with NBC's David Sarnoff and CBS' William Paley
00:43
Leonard Goldenson on a photo with CBS' William Paley and NBC's David Sarnoff
01:08

Julian Goodman

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Julian Goodman on working with David Sarnoff
02:01

Herb Granath

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Herb Granath on David Sarnoff and Robert Sarnoff
00:37

Monty Hall

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Monty Hall on re-negotiating his contract for Let's Make a Deal
08:45

Skitch Henderson

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Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on David Sarnoff dismantling the NBC Symphony, and on becoming music director for NBC
02:15

Martin Hoade

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Martin Hoade on his impressions of David Sarnoff, and on the creation of NBC
03:31

Stanley Hubbard

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Stanley Hubbard on his father's relationship with David Sarnoff
01:49
Stanley Hubbard on his mentor, David Sarnoff
01:19

Lucy Jarvis

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Lucy Jarvis on her crew for The Kremlin and it being NBC first major color broadcast
01:16

Loren Jones

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Loren Jones on the early television development team at RCA, headed by David Sarnoff and including Vladimir Zworykin
09:53
Loren Jones on Vladimir Zworykin and David Sarnoff's early vision of what television would be
01:13
Loren Jones on scientist Edward Armstrong's role in the development of television, and his patent feud with David Sarnoff
05:40
Loren Jones on Robert Sarnoff, David Sarnoff, and Vladimir Zworykin
03:51

Jerry Lewis

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Jerry Lewis on David Sarnoff
00:23

Art Linkletter

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Art Linkletter on David Sarnoff
00:24

Newton N. Minow

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FCC chair Newton Minow on meeting with RCA head David Sarnoff regarding the number of network-owned stations permitted and on the threatened antitrust action regarding RCA's development of color television
02:47

Thomas W. Moore

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Thomas W. Moore on the government attempting to require public service programming on the networks, and on William S. Paley and General David Sarnoff
08:22

Alan Neuman

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Alan Neuman on David Sarnoff
01:35

Don Pike

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Don Pike on David Sarnoff's involvement in the development of color television
01:54

John Rich

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John Rich on David Sarnoff
02:54

Lee Rich

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Lee Rich on the network creators: David Sarnoff (NBC), William S. Paley (CBS), and Leonard Goldenson (ABC)
03:14

Hank Rieger

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Hank Rieger on working with David Sarnoff
00:59

Thomas W. Sarnoff

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Thomas W. Sarnoff on his father, NBC founder David Sarnoff
02:40
Thomas W. Sarnoff on the vision of his father, NBC founder David Sarnoff
01:03
Thomas W. Sarnoff on the death of his father, NBC founder David Sarnoff
01:16
Thomas W. Sarnoff on David Sarnoff's legacy
00:25

Herbert S. Schlosser

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Herbert S. Schlosser on NBC's negotiations with Universal, and on David Sarnoff
03:06
Herbert S. Schlosser on General David Sarnoff
05:01

James Sheldon

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James Sheldon on seeing David Sarnoff when he was an NBC Page in the early 1940s
01:25

Garry Simpson

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Garry Simpson on David Sarnoff and his son, Robert
02:33

Sid Smith

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Sid Smith on his thoughts on people with whom he's worked - David Sarnoff
00:23

Dick Smith

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Dick Smith on David Sarnoff, "The Godfather"
03:35

Frank Stanton

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Frank Stanton on David Sarnoff
04:33

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