Yeah, Well, Sorta

From another review of the Houston production:

[Sarnoff] wanted RCA to bring TV to the world, not some nobody like Farnsworth. Eventually, after a complicated, backbiting battle of wills and endless patent wars, RCA emerged triumphant, leaving Farnsworth in the forgotten dustbin of history.

Sorkin remedies the historic injustice with this lively pas de deux that showcases underdog Farnsworth’s unwavering perseverance.

I supposed you can argue that any portrayal of this story in a popular medium “remedies the historic injustice.”  But when the idea that “RCA emerged triumphant” is ppredicated on a non-existent “light problem” and a historically false verdict, you have to wonder how effective that “remedy” really is.  

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