Many people made something having to do with TV. Arguably the Nazis were the first to introduce television programs. Oy. (You can see their earliest shows in the documentary here.) Yet in 1884 (that’s right) Paul Nipkow, a German engineer developed a rotating-disc technology to transmit pictures over wire. He discovered television’s scanning principle, but others contributed to TV’s development.1926 marked an actual broadcast from Scotland. 1937 saw the founding of the BBC, credited as the first TV service. In 1939, President Roosevelt’s speech opening the New York World’s Fair: World of Tomorrow, was the earliest United States broadcast, which launched the TV era and the promise of jobs in a new American industry, as this 1939 advertisement promises.