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Television For many people television is an interesting device Despite this fact however many people do not know how it works First one must start with the many inventors Television unlike many other modern inventions did not have a single inventor There were many people that participated in its creation Television was however created in the United States One of the men that participated in the invention was Dr Vladimir Zworykin Winship 1 Dr Zworykin invented the iconoscope in 1923 The iconoscope is the electric eye that makes television work Floherty 14 Therefore Dr Zworykin is credited as one of the main inventors of television Dr Zworykin did most of his research while working for the RCA Corporation Another of the main inventors of television is Philo T Farnsworth He created the first television transmitter and the first receiver On September 7 1927 Philo T Farnsworth transmitted and received the first television signal In 1930 Farnsworth was awarded a patent for electronic television Farnsworth later went on to other things but Television was always his first priority At first Farnsworth was quite unimpressed with the programming on television but he realized that it was still very young and had growing to do When watching the Apollo 11 moon landing on television Farnsworth said Its been all worthwhile Winship 7-9 David Sarnoff also a Russian immigrant playe d a part in the creation of Television Sarnoff was an executive at RCA and also started the first television network NBC Sarnoff was the underwriter for Dr Zworykins research at RCA Winship 6 Sarnoffs main accomplishment for television was helping people understand what it was and finding investors to help pay for the research and development of television A television works by shooting a stream of electrons at the inside of the television screen The screen is covered by phosphor which glows when these electrons hit it The electron beam scans rapidly across the
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