Chapter 5: Rows In A Field…Farnsworth’s dismal assessment of television content

In 1957, Phil Farnsworth was a guest on the game show “I’ve Got A Secret.”  The premise of the show was to have a panel guess a guest’s claim to fame or unique attribute.  The show sadly mirrored reality: no one was able to guess that Farnsworth was the inventor of television.  At 14:56 Farnsworth is asked a question, gives a deadpan response, revealing his attitude toward the majority of televised fare.

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