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Philo T Farnsworth was a fascinating character: both genius and unintended tragicomic player in the many scenes of his life as he tried to make a living from his invention. His widow recorded a long interview--about six hours divided into 30-minute segments--thanks to the Archive of American Television. It can be viewed here:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2234469579767309183 . She has worked single-mindedly to raise awareness of her husband's contributions in getting TV off the ground.

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