The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents



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Robert Adler

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Robert Adler on his management style as director of research at Zenith and becoming a vice president
Robert Adler on advice to aspiring television scientists and inventors

Garrett Brown

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Garrett Brown on inventing the Steadicam and the Arm
Garrett Brown on the final form of the Steadicam
Garrett Brown on how the Steadicam works
Garrett Brown on teaching Steadicam workshops
Garrett Brown on what it takes to be a successful Steadicam operator
Garrett Brown on inventing the Skycam, often used for sports on television
Garrett Brown on his process of invention
Garrett Brown on advice for aspiring inventors

Ray Dolby

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Ray Dolby on his patents on the video tape recorder
Ray Dolby on the basics of his noise reduction system

Elma Farnsworth

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Elma Farnsworth on the reaction of her and her husband, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth (and colleagues Cliff Gardner and Carl Christensen), on September 7, 1927 when he produced the first all-electronic TV picture (a simple straight line) with his Image Dissector tube
Elma Farnsworth on the drawbacks to mechanical disc television and the obstacles Philo encountered when creating electronic television