Teleprompter Inventor Hubert Schlafly Dies at 91

The man who helped calm the nervous butterflies in many a public speaker, inventor of the teleprompter Hubert Schlafly Jr., died in Connecticut April 20. He was 91. Schlafly revolutionized the political and television landscape by allowing public speakers to face the camera and appear as though they were speaking from memory. The original device created by Schlafly was made up of a motorized scroll of paper inside half a suitcase. The idea was inspired by a Broadway actor named Fred Barton in...Full Story
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