TV's Influence On Disease Perception/ Invention of Television

Catherine Des Roches
Research Associate
Harvard School of Public Health
Boston, Massachusetts

Evan Schwartz
Author, The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television (HarperCollins, 2002)
Contributing Writer
Technology Review
Brookline, Massachusetts

Thomas Edison invented the light bulb ...Alexander Graham Bell the phone. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the invention of television—but do you know WHO invented it?
In this hour, we'll look back at the birth of television: it's the story of a lone inventor versus a big corporation.

Plus, how television influences the way we look at disease.



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