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 David Sarnoff

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David Sarnoff

Birth
Uzliausiai, Panevėžys District Municipality, Panevėžys, Lithuania
Death 12 Dec 1971 (aged 80)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 4013 View Source
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Pioneer of American Radio and Television, Founder of the National Broadcast Company (NBC). Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970. He ruled over an ever-growing telecommunications and media empire that included both RCA and NBC, and became one of the largest companies in the world. Named a Reserve Brigadier General of the Signal Corps in 1945, Sarnoff thereafter was widely known as "The General." Sarnoff is credited with Sarnoff's law, which states that the value of a broadcast network is proportional to the number of viewers. He was first to recieve the wireless message from the sinking Titanic.

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  • Added: 15 Nov 1998
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/4013/david-sarnoff : accessed ), memorial page for David Sarnoff (27 Feb 1891–12 Dec 1971), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4013, citing Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .