Vladimir Zworykin holding his newly patented cathode ray tube, November 18, 1929.
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Vladimir Zworykin Holding a Cathode-Ray Tube,

Credit: Image donated by Corbis Bettmann

In the early 1900s the Westinghouse Electric Company's Research Laboratories employed an outstanding group of research engineers, including Russian scientist Vladimir Zworykin. Often credited as the father of modern television, Zworykin patented his "iconoscope," a primitive electronic television camera, and a cathode-ray tube called the kinescope while working for Westinghouse Electric in the 1920s, then went on to lead the development of electronic television for RCA in the 1930s.

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