TV Hall of Fame Taps Leslie Moonves, Dick Wolf — and the Inventor of Television

Mar 12, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The Television Hall of Fame has inducted several new members, including CBS chief Leslie Moonves, "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf and the late television pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Other inductees included sportscaster Al Michaels, newsman Bob Schieffer, director and actor Ron Howard and writer Aaron Sorkin.

"I guess all the people who have been saying television is dead were a little bit off,” Moonves told the crowd at the 22nd Television Hall of Fame ceremony in Beverly Hills. "It’s alive and well, and no better place to be.”

Farnsworth was an American inventor who came up with the first fully functional all-electronic television system, which he sold commercially through Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation beginning in 1938. He reportedly held more than 165 U.S. and foreign patents.

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