Did You Know the Emmys Wouldn’t Exist Without Princeton? TRUE!
(yes, that’s me with a REAL Emmy – if ever get my own, i’ll tone down the grin ….)
Ever wonder why it’s called the “Emmy”? ME TOO!
It was almost called the “Ike”, a nickname for the iconoscope: the first television camera.
Since that name was already associated with Dwight Eisenhower, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences decided to name it after the image orthicon (or “immy”), a more advanced camera that WAS INVENTED AT RCA’S PRINCETON LABORATORIES!
Eventually, the Academy changed the name from “Immy” to “Emmy,” and it has stayed that way ever since! LOVE IT!