For those of you who are big Aaron Sorkin fans (West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60, and The Social Network) I thought you might be interesting in a play that he wrote 3 years ago called "The Farnsworth Invention." It is the story of Philo Farnsworth, a kid in Rigby, Idaho, who by many account invented television only to have it stolen by David Sarnoff (who was mentioned in the readings a couple times). And it was Sarnoff and NBC who perfected television leading some to say, "The turning point of the 20th century wasn't on television, it was television." Check it out if you are interested, it is a quick and great read!
The Farnsworth Invention Trailer