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  Sarnoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Sarnoff was born to Abraham and Leah Sarnoff on February 27, 1891, in Uzlian, Russia (a shtetl or village southeast of Minsk, now in Belarus).
David Sarnoff was serving in the U.S. Army reserve: he was appointed lieutenant colonel (December 11, 1924) and then colonel (December 23, 1931).
David Sarnoff died in his sleep 12 December 1971 at the age of 80, of cardiac arrest.
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 David Sarnoff, 1891-1971
David Sarnoff was born in Uzliany shtetl near Minsk, Russia (now in Belarus) to a poor Jewish family.
Sarnoff later claimed that he was one of the operators who picked up news of the sinking of Titanic.
Sarnoff decided to fund this research but would later discover that Zworykin's estimate was far too optimistic, off by several orders of magnitude and several years.
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 David Sarnoff
David Sarnoff epitomizes the American saga of "rags to riches." He rose to become a giant in the field of telecommunications after immigrating to America from Russia with his family.
Sarnoff submitted the idea of transmitting music and voice over the air waves, demonstrating the concept in 1921 when he borrowed a Navy transmitter and helped give a blow-by-blow account of the Carpentier- Dempsey world championship fight.
Sarnoff was commissioned a brigadier general for his World War II service and received many decorations, including the French Legion of Merit.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/biography/sarnoff.html   (580 words)

 Sarnoff Corporation: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Sarnoff Corporation is the successor organization to the David Sarnoff Research Center and the RCA Laboratories in Princeton, New Jersey.
On the other, Sarnoff found it increasingly difficult to give the labs a systematic direction in which to work, because of his age, the rapid expansion of the corporation where he continued to serve as president and chairman, and the exhaustion of his own vision as to the future of electronic technology.
David Sarnoff was born the eldest of five children of Abraham and Leah in Uzlian in the Russian province of Minsk on February 27, 1891.
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 Sarnoff, Robert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sarnoff's most public phase came in the late 1950s and early 1960s when he defended NBC programming policies against critics in the press and in Congress.
Sarnoff extolled television's ability to enlighten through its capacity to channel and process the diverse fields of information, knowledge, and experience that characterized the modern age.
David Sarnoff remained chairman of the board until 1970, when ill health forced him to relinquish that position to his son.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/S/htmlS/sarnoffrobe/sarnoffrobe.htm   (1152 words)

 Sarnoff, David   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A pioneer in radio and television, David Sarnoff was an immigrant who climbed the rungs of corporate America to head the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
Born 27 February 1891, in Uzlian, in the Russian province of Minsk, Sarnoff's early childhood years were spent studying to be a rabbi, but when he emigrated to the United States in 1900, he was forced to work to feed his mother, ailing father, and siblings.
Under the tutelage of Owen D. Young, RCA's chair, Sarnoff was soon in charge of broadcasting as general manager of RCA and was integral in the formation of NBC in 1926.
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 David Sarnoff Biography (Business Personality/TV Personality) — Infoplease.com
David Sarnoff climbed up the corporate ladder of the early communications industry to head the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), a pioneer in the world of radio and television broadcasting.
Sarnoff, who came to New York City from Russia in 1900 at the age of 9, began working for the American branch of the Marconi Wireless Company when he was a teenager.
Sarnoff is credited with suggesting that radios could be used for entertainment, predicting that they would become commonplace household items, and he was instrumental in the development of TV.
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 Thomson - About us - David Sarnoff (1881 – 1971)
In 1911, Sarnoff was named both operator and manager of the five-kilowatt Marconi station on top of the Wanamaker department store.
Sarnoff’s "radio music box" memo first laid out the idea of sending radio signals from one transmitter to thousands of receivers.
Sarnoff engineered the independence of RCA from G.E. and other companies, and acquired the Victor Company as a manufacturing base.
www.thomson.net /EN/Home/Group/david_sarnoff.htm   (255 words)

 Radio Hall of Fame - David Sarnoff, Pioneer
David Sarnoff was born in Russia on February 27, 1891 and came to New York in 1900.
In 1912, Sarnoff was one of a number of wireless operators to receive and send out reports on the sinking of the Titanic.
David Sarnoff was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1989.
www.radiohof.org /pioneer/davidsarnoff.html   (198 words)

 David Sarnoff Library - David Sarnoff Timeline [1891-1971]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Sarnoff (1891-1971) was not an inventor, an engineer, or a scientist.
Sarnoff formally introduced RCA's electronic monochrome television system in 1939 and the world's first electronic color television system in 1946.
David Sarnoff and RCA can be regarded as basic ingredients of the Second Industrial Revolution in electronics and chemistry, a revolution that continues to play out around the world today.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Sarnoff, the oldest of five children, was born to Abraham and Leah Sarnoff on February 27, 1891 in Uzlian which was in the Russian province of Minsk.
David could see that with his father’s health deteriorating he was going to have to be the breadwinner for the family.
Sarnoff used his thriftiness to persuade inventors to sell him their patents and redefined RCA into a broadcaster, radio manufacturer, and an operator of international telegraph communications (stfrancis.edu).
www.indiana.edu /~t311/hallett/sp01/paper2.doc   (1336 words)

 Business Biography
David Sarnoff was born to Abraham and Leah Sarnoff on February 27, 1891.
Sarnoff and three other Marconi engineers went to see a demonstration of Armstrong's new powerful "regeneration receiver." Sarnoff and his engineers were amazed at this new device.
Sarnoff reported to his superiors that this new receiver warranted careful investigation of the patents because this device had advantages which unless there were other systems out there which he was not aware of, it was the most remarkable system in existence.
www.stfrancis.edu /ba/ghkickul/stuwebs/bbios/biograph/sarnoff.htm   (3441 words)

 Appendix C: David Sarnoff Research Center
Sarnoff has defined its core competency as "photons in to photons out." This is an extension of the former RCA competency in video technology.
Sarnoff scientists are in many cases given equity positions in the start-ups, which keeps them motivated to remain with Sarnoff and working toward the next spin-off.
The Sarnoff transition was successfully achieved over the past 8 years from a captive laboratory of General Electric to a stand-alone pilot manufacturing laboratory.
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 ETF - David Sarnoff
As a boy in Russia Sarnoff spent several years in preparing for a career as a Jewish scholar of the Talmud.
There, on April 14, 1912, Sarnoff picked up the distress signal from the sinking Titanic; he remained at his instrument for 72 hours, receiving and passing on the news.
By that time Sarnoff had perceived the potential of television, which the contributions of several inventors were making technically feasible.
www.earlytelevision.org /sarnoff.html   (360 words)

 Sarnoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Sarnoff was born in 1891 in Minsk (Belarus) and immigrated to the United States with his family in 1900.
At the age of 15, David Sarnoff was one of Marconi's messenger boys.
David Sarnoff was an immigrant from Belarus, and had to deliver newspapers for living before he became Marconi's personal messenger when he was 15 years old.
www2.physics.umd.edu /~yskim/maga/sarnoff.html   (1996 words)

 David Sarnoff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sarnoff became president of RCA on January 3, 1930, succeeding General James Harbord.
The mausoleum of David Sarnoff in Kensico Cemetery
Sarnoff retired in 1970, at the age of 79, and died the following year, aged 80.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/David_Sarnoff   (1576 words)

 Mr David Sarnoff
Mr David Sarnoff was born in Minsk, Russia in 1891.
Sarnoff had been involved with radio since 1906.
Working from a booth on top of New York's Wanamaker store, Sarnoff intercepted the signals from the Carpathia which were being sent to the Marconi land station at Cape Race.
www.encyclopedia-titanica.org /biography/2469   (188 words)

 David Sarnoff - Who's Who in RCA VideoDisc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Sarnoff took charge of RCA in 1930 and was still chairman during the formative years of the CED system from 1964 through 1969.
His son Robert Sarnoff, who became RCA President in 1966, served as Chairman of RCA from 1970 through 1975.
See David Sarnoff jump for joy on December 17, 1953, upon being informed the FCC has approved the RCA standard for color television.
www.cedmagic.com /mem/whos-who/sarnoff-david.html   (1123 words)

 David Sarnoff:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Sarnoff had a vision; he saw the future of radio and the endless possibilities of technology.
David Sarnoff is the Father of American Television.
Sarnoff wanted everyone to know that advancements were being and would continue to be made.
www.indiana.edu /~t311/timeline/1900teitelbaum.html   (1044 words)

 Robert Sarnoff - Who's Who in RCA VideoDisc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Robert Sarnoff, son of long-term RCA head David Sarnoff was born in New York City on July 2, 1918.
During his tenure at RCA, Robert Sarnoff is perhaps best remembered for his diversification of RCA into other business ventures with the acquisition of Random House (books), Hertz (rental cars), Banquet (frozen foods), Cushman and Wakefield (real-estate brokers), and Coronet (carpeting).
Robert Sarnoff married Metropolitan Opera diva Anna Moffo in 1974, and in the view of other members of the RCA Board, he was spending too much time on cultural activities rather than on the financial difficulties plaguing the corporation in 1975.
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 The American Experience/Technology/Big Dream Small Screen/More About Sarnoff
Sarnoff's optimistic predictions for the future of radio, and belief in his personal vision were largely the by-products of his own dogged determination.
Sarnoff was hired as a junior telegrapher, earning $7.50 per week.
Sarnoff had correctly gauged the public's huge interest in the heavyweight championship fight between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/technology/bigdream/masarnoff.html   (819 words)

 Sarnoff Corporation: Sarnoff Corporation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Sarnoff’s Iris on the Move technology brings the security of iris recognition to a fast, convenient, walk through access control system.
Sarnoff offers strategic advantage and greater profitability to leaders in the medical and diagnostic device markets.
Sarnoff is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SRI International.
www.sarnoff.com   (123 words)

 IEEEVM: David Sarnoff
Sarnoff was born on 27 February 1891, the oldest of five children, in Minsk, Russia.
Although that version of the story is myth, there is no disputing that during the tragedy, Sarnoff sent and received wireless messages for seventy-two straight hours, gathering names of survivors as relatives of passengers anxiously waited for word of their loved ones.
Sarnoff was promoted to General Manager of RCA in 1921 and was given full authority to run the company.
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 "Radio Music Box" memo (1916/1920(?))
Also, in January, 1920, Sarnoff submitted to Nally a detailed overview of the radio industry, which included a section that is nearly word-for-word identical to the reported "Radio Music Box" text.
Sarnoff maintained that the 1920 memo merely incorporated the earlier memo's words, however, there is a real question whether the fully formed "Radio Music Box" text existed before 1920.
In general, Sarnoff's memos didn't reveal the sources for his ideas -- he wasn't one to needlessly give anyone else publicity, and tended to let people think all the ideas he presented were original to himself.
earlyradiohistory.us /1916rmb.htm   (1366 words)

 David Sarnoff Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
David Sarnoff is a Vice President for Handi-Foil Corporation, a leading manufacturer of aluminum foil containers.
During David's eight years of experience as an executive at Handi-foil, his responsibilities have included systems implementations, accounting, financial reporting, operations management and most recently sales and marketing in the retail sales channels.
David earned his bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, graduating with honors.
www.gmdc.org /About/bios/sarnoff.html   (128 words)

 David Sarnoff Library
Finally, with the arrival of the posters portraying David Sarnoff's innovative spirit, carpenters Charlie Brzezynski and Bob Sanders of Sarnoff Corporation's Facilities crew installed mountings on the Library's columns to which the posters could be attached with velcro.
David Sarnoff rose through the ranks of Marconi and its successor, the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), and championed the innovation of electronic technologies to fill the human need for communications, from broadcast radio to color television to technologies enabling the Internet.
The David Sarnoff Library is located at 201 Washington Road, east of Route 1, or at the end of Fisher Place off Route 1, just north of the Washington Road trafficcircle.
davidsarnoff.blogspot.com   (3953 words)

 David Sarnoff Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The David Sarnoff Library documents David Sarnoff's life; the history of radio, television, electronics, and communications; and the history of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
It is devoted to the study and understanding of the innovative spirit personified in the greatest technological visionary of the 20th century and realized in the accomplishments of Radio Corporation of America (RCA) employees at laboratories, factories, and offices in New Jersey and around the world.
Sarnoff's papers and memorabilia, the Library's holdings include 25,000 photographs and thousands of notebooks, reports, publications, and artifacts related to the histories of RCA Laboratories and RCA.
www.davidsarnoff.org   (434 words)

 The Titanic and the New York Wanamaker Station
David Sarnoff, the New York station's manager (and future president of the Radio Corporation of America), produced some of the best known, and unfortunately, most exaggerated accounts of this event.
Sarnoff's progressively more expansive accounts falsely credited himself as being the first person in the United States to hear about the Titanic, and also as the sole source supplying the entire nation with information.
The office was directed by David Sarnoff, manager of the station, assisted by J. Hughes, an expert Marconi operator.
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