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Tune in to another episode of the Unsung America virtual series on the Plain Dealing Branch Facebook page narrated by Joe.

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo all owe their collective existence to this man. This Jewish first-generation German-American expat escaped Nazi rule as a child before becoming a technical engineer as a young adult. Through his experience with early programming languages, Baer would go on to create the Magnavox Odyssey in the 70s, laying the groundwork for what would later become the now multi-billion dollar videogame industry we know today.