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Charles Francis Jenkins and the Birth of TV

In 1929, inventor Charles Francis Jenkins built a small, unassuming bungalow at the corner of Windham Lane and Georgia Avenue in Wheaton, Maryland. From the outside, the property seemed a simple suburban house—except for the two, 125-foot steel towers rising from the yard. Inside, something remarkable was happening: Engineers were busy in the home’s five … Continue reading