Victor Pickard

Independent Author


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Victor Pickard

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01/29/15Before Net Neutrality: The Surprising 1940s Battle for Radio Freedomtheatlantic.com
In 1947, near the 40th anniversary of his invention of the Audion tube, Lee de Forest, “the father of radio,” addressed a message to the National Association of Broadcasters that was widely circulated and printed in Time magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and other news outlets: "What have you gentlemen done with my child? He was conceived as a potent instrumentality for culture, fine music, the uplifting of America’s mass intelligence. You have debased this child…made of him a laughing stock… The occasional fine program is...