WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
ON THE AIR
Profile America — Wednesday, August 19th. Two geniuses in the field of electronics whose inventions changed pastimes the world over were born in August. One was television pioneer Philo Farnsworth, whose 1906 birthday is noted today. He conceived the idea of television broadcasting while still in high school and realized it at the age of 21. The other was Lee de Forest, a Yale Ph.D. in physics. He invented the three-element vacuum tube, a step toward creating radio. Holding hundreds of patents, he was a pioneer in not only radio and television, but also film, as he synchronized sound to the motion pictures. Over 217,000 Americans work in the thousands of radio and TV broadcasting establishments advanced by Farnsworth and de Forest. Profile America is in its 19th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Vacuum tube: http://www.leedeforest.org/The_Audion.html
Radio & TV employment/NAICS 5152: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau