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Classical Notes: August 24, 2011 Archive

The Short Version: A Fraud!

Posted at 12:38 PM on August 24, 2011 by Bill Morelock
Filed under: The Short Version

Lee De Forest


Briefly noting the birthday, on August 26, of an American inventor whose most familiar contributions helped make Classical MPR (and everything else on the radio) possible. Once though, he was considered something of a high-tech snake oil salesman —whose electronic elixir turned out to be everything he claimed.