John Logie Baird(1888-1946), Television pioneer
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Television pioneer. The Scottish electrical engineer began experimenting with television technology in 1922 and gave the world's first demonstration of true television in 1926. The first transatlantic transmission followed in 1928 and his system was used by the BBC from 1929-37. He demonstrated colour television with a cathode ray tube in 1939 and researched into stereoscopic television.