Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rush Honoring Great American Inventor Hubert "Hub" Schlafly's TOTUS Achievement

Rush Limbaugh's sharp genious combined with warm humor is outstanding, he had me laughing hard when he was honoring Hubert "hub" Sclafly who is the inventor of the Teleprompter, without which Obama never would have been elected, less listened too or taken any serious.

Rush' pun about the TOTUS - Teleprompter Of The United States - Sums up Obama in a nutshell.

Politics has changed.

Rush Limbaugh:

RUSH: We want to honor somebody on the EIB Network today. His name is Hubert "Hub" Schlafly. Hubert "Hub" Schlafly was very quietly inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2008. He was part of the 2008 class. "Born in August, 1919, 'Hub' Schlafly graduated from the University of Notre Dame, BSEE '41, and then later enrolled in graduate studies at Syracuse University. He joined General Electric and was soon assigned to MIT Radiation Laboratory as a Gunfire Control Radar project engineer. In 1947 he became Director of Television Research for 20th Century Fox. Projects included Large Screen Television projection, TV Broadcasting and experiments in cross-polarization microwave transmission."

Hubert "Hub" Schlafly "was enrolled as a Fellow in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers in 1951 and is a senior member of IEEE and SCTE." Herbert "Hub" Schlafly, being honored today by me on the EIB Network, is a cofounder, director, and vice president of the TelePrompTer Corporation. (laughing) He invented it, folks! Herbert "Hub" Schlafly honored today as the inventor of the teleprompter, thereby enabling the presidential election of Barack Obama.

From Hall of Fame, Cabledays

Born in August 1919, "Hub" Schlafly graduated from the University of Notre Dame, BSEE '41, and then later enrolled in graduate studies at Syracuse University. He joined General Electric and was soon assigned to MIT Radiation Laboratory as a Gunfire Control Radar project engineer. In 1947 he became Director of Television Research for 20th Century Fox. Projects included Large Screen Television projection, TV Broadcasting and experiments in cross-polarization microwave transmission. He was enrolled as a Fellow in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers in 1951 and is a senior member of IEEE and SCTE. A co-founder, director, and vice president of TelePrompTer Corporation, he served as Executive Vice President, Technical Operation and later as President. In addition to prompting services for broadcasters and public speakers, TelePrompTer pioneered such things as multimedia information displays, theater television, broadcast studio equipment and systems, military command and control room design, installation and operation and, finally, cable television system operation. The company led the way into new cable technologies such as the conception and testing of multi-channel, multi-directional microwave, which Hughes Aircraft Company perfected and is marketing as AML Microwave. Faced with the problem of off-air co-channel interference in urban cable systems, he worked with Paramount, Jerrold and Hamlim engineers in the development of the set-top converter and subsequent broadband expansion of cable for carriage of non-broadcast channels. He directed the first installation and testing of two-way transmission on an operating cable system in Los Gatos, California. His association with Hughes included election as a Director of ThetaCom and the subsequent development of the Subscriber Response System (SRS), installed and tested in El Segundo, California in 1972. IN the late 1960s, Schlafly become convinced, along with others, that the geostationary satellite relay would implement national television programming distribution. After the Canadian launch of ANIK I in November 1972, he contracted Scientific-Atlanta to build an eight-meter transportable satellite receiver, which was first demonstrated at the NCTA Cable Convention in Anaheim, California, June 18, 1973. The program, originating in Washington, DC, was called SPACECAST I. In 1992, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented him with an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in broadband engineering development. In 1999 a second Emmy was awarded for development of the Lens Line Prompting System. He holds more than 16 patents and is an author and lecturer.

5 comments:

WomanHonorThyself said...

ha love it!!!

The Destructor said...

Oh come on, I've seen him give plenty of amazing speeches without it. There's not teleprompter when he has a mic in hand, addressing a 360 degree audience.

Rolf Krake said...

Without the Teleprompter he is a stuttering idiot.

Consider the Teleprompter a remote control from the loony left to erase his stuttering while making sure he doesn't make an idiot out of himself when his neurones shortcircuits from Alinsky and Marxist indoctrination.

The big zero can't think a coherent intelligent thought.

jonathan said...

of course Dubya never used teleprompters. He still studdered whether he had a teleprompter or not.

Did you see when Obama's teleprompter fell down, he continued. Without studdering. You need to find something else to pick on him about. If this is the best you have, then he must be doing a great job as President.

Anonymous said...

4-20-11 RIP Hub Schlafly, a generous, brilliant, humble genius, futurist and consumate gentleman.