the narrative says general sarnoff heroically manned the telegraph machine the night that dastardly iceberg wreaked so much havoc. his actions brought radio (and himself of course) into the spotlight we're told...
"Radio to the Rescue: David Sarnoff and the Titanic Disaster
From April 12 through May 11, 2012, a special exhibition of artifacts from The Sarnoff Collection was presented in the TCNJ Library to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, an event in which David Sarnoff played a significant role. Below are texts and images from that exhibition.
In 1912, Sarnoff was assigned to manage the Marconi wireless station at the Wanamaker department store in New York City, which led to his participation in a pivotal moment in the history of communication. On the evening of April 14th, 1912, the ocean liner Titanic struck an iceberg and started taking on water. Almost immediately, the ship began transmitting distress signals. Soon the airwaves were flooded with news of the disaster as operators tracked the rescue effort. Sarnoff played an important role throughout the crisis After three days at his Wanamaker’s post, he traveled to Marconi’s Sea Gate station on Coney Island. While there, he contacted the steamship Carpathia, which had picked up survivors from the Titanic and was returning to New York. Sarnoff proceeded to compile the names of these passengers and forward the good news to their families.
The sinking of the Titanic brought radio into the public spotlight and prompted Congress to regulate the medium for the first time. Sarnoff would refer to the incident as an important turning point in his career. “The Titanic disaster brought radio to the front,” he later recalled, “and incidentally me.”"https://davidsarnoff.tcnj.edu/2013/08/3 ... -disaster/
...that was from the sarnoff collection. the 'jewish current' site tells a similar tale; but there are some interesting comments in the comment section below their bullshit story...https://jewishcurrents.org/april-14-dav ... e-titanic/