owner of the principal television patents in this country and the company that has done the most here to develop television to date. The newspapers jumped in with both feet when Mr. Sarnoff announced that limited program service would be started from the RCA experimental station in the Empire State Building in April, and the RCA would manufacture television receivers for sale in the New York area.
It seemed of little importance to the newspapers that the "limited broadcast'" would be but for one hour, twice a week, and that the telecasts would be conducted as part of RCA's World Fair exhibit.
Almost at the same time, the Columbia Broadcasting System announced that it too would open a New York television station for the Fair. Then Paramount Pictures hit the nation's front pages with grandiose promise for a television set-up all its own