There are patron saints for almost anything one can think of. Thus, there is a patron saint of television! On February 17, 1958 Pope Pius XII designated St. Clare as the patron of television, on the basis that, when she was too ill to attend a Mass, she had been miraculously able to see and hear it on the wall of her other room.
Clare was born in 1194 at Assissi, into a wealthy family, the eldest daughter of Favorino Scifi, Count of Sasso-Rosso. She heard St. Francis speak and was inspired to leave her rich home and establish an order of nuns called the Order of Poor Ladies (Poor Clares) at San Damiano. She led this order for 40 years until her death.