NPR: How Cuban refugee Desi Arnaz changed the business of television with I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy will live on forever as one of the most endearing and hilarious shows ever created, but the show's influence far outweighs its on-screen success thanks to Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball's co-star and real life husband. In this episode of Planet Money, NPR takes a deep look into how Desi's revolutionary thinking paved the way for the television industry to become a financial powerhouse. πŸ“Ί. It's said that the television was invented by Philo Farnsworth in 1927, but TV was invented by Desi Arnaz in 1951. He took a funny, beloved show and turned it into an entrepreneurial empire.⭐


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