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September 7, 2012 – There’s Never Anything On!!

This one was a no-brainer. You’ll see why here in a second.

On this day in 1927 the first fully electronic television system is achieved by Philo T. Farnsworth. It’s because of this magnificent person that you get to watch Football this weekend. If that don’t make you happy I not sure what will. The part that made this a no-brainer for me is that fact that he was raised as a member of the LDS Church.

“This has made it all worthwhile.” (The live televised first step by Neil Armstrong on the moon.) ~ Philo Farnsworth

“If it weren’t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we’d still be eating frozen radio dinners.” ~ Johnny Carson

They say that ninety percent of TV is junk. But, ninety percent of everything is junk. ~ Gene Roddenberry

There’s nothing on it worthwhile, and we’re not going to watch it in this household, and I don’t want it in your intellectual diet. ~ Not a direct quote but his sons scientific summation of his father’s view

Statue of Philo T. Farnsworth at NSHC
Statue of Philo T. Farnsworth at NSHC (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Can anyone tell me who Gene Roddenberry is?  Without looking it up? I know, I know. Live long a prosper.

9 thoughts on “September 7, 2012 – There’s Never Anything On!!

  1. I hope I don’t offend you, Brother Jon but I dread that this is beginning….the whole football thing. Thank God for cable.

      1. Any thing other than that or wrestling. Remember this was the day of one TV and three channels. I couldn’t get streaming Netflix on my phone when I was a youngin’. Which was probably a good thing.

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