In 1939, David Sarnoff, the president of what would soon be NBC, presented TV to the world with these words:
“It is with a feeling of humbleness that I come to this moment of announcing the birth in this country of a new art so important in its implications that it is bound to affect all society. It is an art which shines like a torch of hope in the troubled world. It is a creative force which we must learn to utilize for the benefit of all mankind.”
I don’t think this is what he had in mind.