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August 8, 2018
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on the Death of Legendary Broadcast Engineer Joseph Flaherty

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the death of Joseph Flaherty at age 87, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“Broadcasters have lost a friend and broadcast innovators have lost a true legend with the passing of Joe Flaherty. Joe’s career at CBS spanned more than half a century, culminating as Senior Vice President of Technology. His accomplishments in the field of electronic news gathering and his pioneering role as the ‘Father of HDTV’ will never be forgotten. As broadcasters prepare to bring American consumers the wonders of Next Generation Television, we honor the life, legacy and extraordinary accomplishments of Joe Flaherty.”

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