Video Pioneer Sam Runco Receives Emmy Award
With Runco’s enormous success in technology, does he have anything he would have done differently?
"It would have been very valuable to me in business to have gone for a law degree, not to practice, but to have that background for use in my business ventures.If I had studied law, I probably would have known to patent the technology that I developed, which is now used by almost all television manufacturers and would have created an income stream of billions of dollars. The law education would have also been useful in many other areas of my business dealings."
What does such a prestigious honor mean to Runco?
"Of course, it is a pleasure to have received the Emmy. Any time that a person is recognized by their peers for an accomplishment that is worthy of singling out is gratifying and this award is one of the most important that I have received. What is even more interesting to me is how much fun and enjoyment my wife and children are having with the Emmy award. That is a real pleasure to watch.
"One thing that I really enjoy is that this can be an example to my children and other children that even if they do not have a college education, that they can achieve success as long as they go after a goal and work for it. Having said that it is so much easier if they have an education to base their work on," he said.
It has been an outstanding couple of years of recognition for Sam Runco. Runco’s wife Lori agreed and added, "I love my husband Sam. What an excellent role model for our kids! Work hard, play fair and always acknowledge others’ success. Our family could not be more proud of him as we acknowledge this huge honor. Lifetime Achievement Awards, CEA Hall of Fame, Key to the City, and now the Emmy; by the way, we still make him take out the trash!"
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