David Sarnoff

Facts of David

  • Belarusian-born American
  • Was widely known as "The General"
  • Was born into a Jewish family
  • Restored the Radio France station that was destroyed by the Germans in WWII
  • he received the Brigadier General's star in December 1945

David Sarnoff

In my opinion David Sarnoff is a pretty cool guy. He did a lot of dealing with television when it first came out. I thought it was pretty cool how he saved the Radio France station in Paris. He also created Sarnoff's Law which states that the value of a broadcast network is proportional to the number of viewers. He also claims he stayed by the telegraph key for three days to receive information about the Titanic survivors though many doubted it.
David Sarnoff (1891-1971)