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March 1st, 2013
11:33 AM ET

The most famous unknown phone inventor: Producer Walter T. Shaw on his father's remarkable life

From jewel thief to movie producer, Walter T. Shaw led a crime ring that gained notoriety for stealing as much as $70 million back in the late '60s and 1970s. Now he's producing a movie, not about his days as a thief, but about the amazing life of his father, who invented the speaker phone, conference calling, call forwarding and touch-tone phones.

Shaw details his dad's life in the movie "Genius on Hold." He talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" to explain his father's unique life.


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