You’ve heard of The Farnsworth Invention, now you can watch The Farnsworth Confession:
Mr. Farnsworth here should take heart from the Broadway version of the story. According to the play, Philo Farnsworth’s invention was flawed by a fatal "light problem," and really wasn’t very useful. And the Farnsworth character says near the end that an unnamed engineer at RCA (who left something baking in an oven too long) really "made the first television." So, according to the play, the Farnsworth family is off the hook for the scourge of television. It’s really The Sarnoff Invention.