Julius Barnathan

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Julius Barnathan, (January 22, 1927 – December 1, 1997) was a broadcast engineer.[1]

Barnathan was President of Broadcast Operations and Engineering for American Broadcasting Company (ABC).[2] Throughout his 40 years at ABC, he was responsible for many technical developments in the television industry, including the use of hand-held and miniature cameras at sports events and closed captioned programs for the deaf.[3] He was also credited for helping to adapt slow-motion technology to color cameras, develop the use of long-lens cameras to capture sports events that take place over great distances, and introduce the use of small square inset pictures behind news anchors.

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - The Silver Circle 1996 [4]
  • NAB Engineering Achievement Award - April 13, 1982 [5]
  • National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences - The Trustees Awards 1984-1985 [6]


  1. ^ "Julius Barnathan, pioneer in use of TV cameras at sports events, dies". The Buffalo News. December 7, 1997. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Powers, Ron (1984). Supertube: the rise of television sports. Coward-McCann. pp. 117–118. ISBN 978-0-698-11253-7. 
  3. ^ Nelson, Adam R.; John L. Rudolph (2010). Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 197. ISBN 978-0-299-23614-4. 
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