Television has been around a long time since 1873 by fourteen year old high school student. The concept pictures could be scanned by a beam and trasmitted to remote location. It was sort of like time travel for pictures. While the high school student was working on his discovery, so a Russian, Vladimir Zwoorykin. There was a battle in court between the two men and RCA, the high school wone, He won but in the end RCA gave credit to the Russian.