- The oldest
Television Engineering Society in the United States is undoubtedly the Society
of Television Engineers (STE). They held their very first meeting on July 8, 1940,
In Los Angeles, CA, one week after its inception by Fred Wolcott, technical director
of Gilfillan Brothers, and Irwin Stanton of RCA.
- On of their earliest
presidents, Harry Lubcke, was also a president of the Academy of Television Arts
and Sciences (ATAS) and gave the name to their coveted: The Emmy! STE was very
involved in the first NTSC, helping to set the very early standards of television.
That work continued up to the acceptance of those Standards by the FCC, which
became effective April 30, 1941. Elsewhere, their history notes their involvement
in making television a part of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).