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An operator saves the first world radio broadcast

"It was in January 1930, the first world broadcast, when King George V, from the House of Commons, welcomed the delegates of the five great naval powers. Harold Vivian, the control operator, saw that a wire, transmitting the King's voice to early risers in America, had broken. With great presence of mind he picked up the severed strands and by holding them in his hands enabled the King's voice to pass through his body to millions of trans-Atlantic listeners."

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