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Steve Benson on Hedy Lamarr Patenting the Basis for Wi-Fi

This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.
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This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.

Steve Benson on Judith Crist

This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.
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This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 7, 2012, noted film critic Judith Crist died. Steve Benson recalls her lifelong passion for the movies despite her fearsome reputation.

Paula Sinclair on When Harry Met Sally

This Week in History: On July 12, 1989, "When Harry Met Sally" was released. Paula Sinclair muses on her reaction to the movie when it was first released and the experience of talking with her teenage daughter about the film years later.

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This Week in History: On July 12, 1989, "When Harry Met Sally" was released. Paula Sinclair muses on her reaction to the movie when it was first released and the experience of talking with her teenage daughter about the film years later.

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Image from video of Paula Sinclair speaking on the influential movie written by Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally.

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Image from video of Paula Sinclair speaking on the influential movie written by Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally.

Etta King on the Birth of Dorothy Fields

This Week in History: On July 15, 1904, lyricist Dorothy Fields was born. Etta King considers the mix of romance, comedy, and honest emotion in "The Way You Look Tonight" as it was first performed in "Swingtime."
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This Week in History: On July 15, 1904, lyricist Dorothy Fields was born. Etta King considers the mix of romance, comedy, and honest emotion in "The Way You Look Tonight" as it was first performed in "Swingtime."

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Etta King discusses Dorothy Fields (1904 – 1974).

Etta King discusses Dorothy Fields (1904 – 1974).

Etta King on the Birth of Theda Bara

This Week in History: On July 22, 1890, silent film star Theda Bara was born. Etta King discusses how she became the "vamp" character Hollywood first adored and then rejected.
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This Week in History: On July 22, 1890, silent film star Theda Bara was born. Etta King discusses how she became the "vamp" character Hollywood first adored and then rejected.

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Etta King on the birth of Theda Bara (1890 – 1955).

Etta King on the birth of Theda Bara (1890 – 1955).

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