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1927 - FIRST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF INTER-CITY TELEVISION - Mr. Gifford is shown above as he sat in the Bell Telephone Laboratories auditorium in New York and viewed the image of the future President on a small television screen

FIRST PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION OF INTER-CITY TELEVISION

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1927

Walter S Gifford, former president of AT&T, spoke with and saw Herbert Hoover during the first public demonstration of inter-city television 30 years ago.

Mr. Gifford is shown above as he sat in the Bell Telephone Laboratories auditorium in New York and viewed the image of the future President on a small television screen.

At the right is the late Dr. Herbert E. Ives, Bell Laboratories scientist who directed the early television work. Others in the picture are four former Laboratories officials, now deceased.

From the left, Vice President E. P. Clifford, Director of Research H. C. Arnold, Vice President E. B. Craft and President F. B. Jewett.


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