Reading Response of Chapter 1: the Columbia History of American Televison

Good Essays
Topics: Radio, Vacuum tube
The reading outlines the idea that Sarnoff was responsible for the wide spread popularity of television. As leader of RCA, he saw the potential of television on America and the economic boost it would give to RCA. He dedicated a lot of time and money to producing and selling Television to America. In his search for wealth, Sarnoff provided another way to connect people around the world, and it was through the television.
Sarnoff worked hard to get where he was in RCA. Although at first he was just a hard working boy that never overlooked doing the work given to him, he eventually got picked up by a man named Guglielmo Marconi, head of the American Maroni Company. For a while Sarnoff worked and got mentored by Marconi, up until WWI when Marconi joined with GE along with four other partners, and founded RCA. The new corporation now held over two thousand electronic patents and developed a monopoly in the electronics business. This allowed them to control both radio and television through legal arrangements of selling patent uses to the true inventors or through patent lawsuits.
He worked his way to the top of RCA and did what he had to do to keep his wealth and control of all these patents. He pushed television forward and funded its creation. Though he was not an engineer, he funded the creation of television and marketed it across America, the example being the world fair in 1939. Along with countless other press conferences televised. Though he didn’t sell the amount of televisions he thought he would that year. He sparked the flames for television and helped it grow. Now most homes have a television of some kind or watch television on a electronic device. What would have happened if Sarnoff had never been interested in television, would it be as popular as it is

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Reading Response 1

    • 642 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Hannah Olmstead Ashley Keyser Reading Response #1 The Real Meaning Behind “Boy” The poem “Boy” may be seen by some readers as a recollection of childhood memories entailing what it was like to once be a young child. The speaker of this poem describes the “internal wanting” to be a young boy again, and uses poetic devices to try and convey this in an innocent and simplistic manner. I believe, however, that the poem depicts a more painful and complicated series of emotions described by the…

    • 642 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    OUTLINE FOR KENNEDY CHAPTERS 1-4 Complete the following questions for each assigned chapter of Kennedy. Handwrite your response sentences for each question. Chapter 1: New World Beginnings, 33,000 B.C. –A.D. 1769 1. How did the geographic setting of North America – including its relation to Asia, Europe, and Africa – affect its subsequent history? 2. What were the common characteristics of all Indian cultures in the New World, and what were the important differences among them…

    • 771 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Thirteen Chapters of American History The Thirteen Chapters of American History was written by Theodore Sutro in 1905. He writes about pieces of history that were major mild stones in American history starting from Columbus and ending at around the 1890's. The Thirteen Paintings, to a history time and description of their creator, Edward Moran. They mostly had some association from the ocean like famous voyages to battles. Chapter one is just a brief introduction to one of Moran famous painting…

    • 835 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Seeing is not believing Yirong Wang This is an essay that introduces a new perspective to us to decode ancient visual arts. The author reminds us that there are other ways of decoding visual figures alongside the “Beazley method” so we need to undermine stereotypes in our minds in appreciating ancient Greek vases. Let’s first talk about “Beazley’s method”. The basic principles of this approach are that we can distinguish the artists through their stylistic skills on the vases. The author thinks…

    • 1020 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Colombo Reading Response 1

    • 1002 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Sabrina Choung Professor Boeck RWS 200 February 6, 2015 Reading Responses Colombo Pg. 139-140 1. Moore provides evidence to support his contention that America is a nation of idiots by stating, “There are forty-four million Americans who cannot read and write above a fourth grade level –in other words, who are functional illiterates” (Colombo 122) and also explains how he feels as if America wants to keep individuals “stupid” and “ignorant” (Colombo 123). I do agree with his statement that there…

    • 1002 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    AP US History Reading Assignments and 1 pg. Responses * Questions are DUE on the stated day and will not be accepted late (after the exam to which they refer) * Wednesday March 30 * Ch. 36 p. 852-868 * What were the immediate conflicts and deeper causes that led the U.S. and the Soviet Union to go from being allies to bitter Cold War rivals? OR * Why did WWII-unlike WWI lead to a permanent end to American isolationism? * Thursday March 31 * Ch. 36 p. 868-879…

    • 706 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    Reading Response

    • 636 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Response Reading: An American Childhood My first reaction to An American childhood was a lot like my own memories when I was a child. I have vivid memories of throwing snowballs at cars driving by, playing football, and hanging with the boys. I related to Annie Dillard more than any author I have ever read. Dillard was not the average type of girl growing up and neither was I. I’m sure though that this relates to many children when growing up and not having a care in the world. She was much more…

    • 636 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Chapter 4 Strayer Reading Response The Persian Empire is a “cult of kingship” in which is reached through an elaborate ritual. When the king dies, fires were set off and Perisans shaved their hair. The mans of the horses were cut short too. In Egypt, Persian kings often took care of their religious cults in order to gain support. The Nile eventually was dug and linked into the Red Sea, which enriched Egypt. Darius, one of the leaders, says, “And Ahuramazda was of such a mind, together with all…

    • 426 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Chapter 1 History

    • 842 Words
    • 3 Pages

    1. What were the major patterns of Native American life in North America before the Europeans arrived? Before the Europeans arrived, the hemisphere contained cities, roads, irrigation systems, extensive trade networks, and large structures. They had not developed the scale, grandeur or centralized organization of the Aztec and Inca societies. They lacked the technologies that Europe had such as metal tools, machines and gun powder. Societies north of Mexico were illiterate. They became a central…

    • 842 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    A.P. World History Guided Reading 1 "The Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations” TERMS:
 Culture - Socially transmitted patterns of action and expression Foragers - Hunting and food gathering people Animal domestication - The killing of animals for food Pastorialism - Way of life dependent on large herds of grazing livestock Matrilineal - Kinship with mother 

Patrilineal - Kinship with father Lineages - the holding of land by large kinship (blood relationship)…

    • 1567 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays