David Sarnoff (February 27, 1891 – December 12, 1971)
David Sarnoff was a businessman and pioneer of commercial radio and television
and led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the National Broadcasting
Company throughout most most of his career until his retirement in 1970. He
was named a Reserve Brigadier General of the Signal Corps in 1945 and was
thereafter widely known as “The General.”
RCA Chairman David Sarnoff (right) and RCA president Franklin
Folsom are shown with an RCA color TV set in 1956.