The First TV
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Who is the invented the first television? Asking that question is like opening a can of worms. Probably no other invention in history has been so hotly disputed as the prestigious claim to the invention of television but the credit as to who the inventor of modern television was really comes down to two people who were in two different places both working on the same problem at about the same time. They are Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, an American inventor working for Westinghouse, and Philo Taylor Farnsworth, a privately backed farm boy from the state of Utah. It is said that Zworykin is credited as being the father of modern television since he applied for the patent of the first scanning tube in 1923 under the name iconoscope. Farnsworth on the other hand was also successful with his personally designed electron scanning tube used to transmit television signals patent of which was released in 1930. Sadly, Zworykin's scanning tube patent was released only in 1938.