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Empire of the air : the men who made radio / a Florentine Films production ; produced by Ken Burns, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward.

Ward, Geoffrey C. (Added Author). Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Wesson, Morgan, 1951- (Added Author). Robards, Jason. (Added Author). Lewis, Tom, 1942- Empire of the air. (Added Author). Barnes, Paul. (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author). Florentine Films. (Added Author). Paramount Home Video (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main DVD 621.38 EMP (Text) 36803001029656 DVD Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Eastern Branch EAS DVD 621.38 EMP (Text) 36804000240906 DVD Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch DVD HISTORY TECHNOLOGY PBS (Text) 37516001986533 DVD Non-Fiction Shelf -- Adult Available -
LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library DVD DOCUMENTARY (Text) 30477100782675 Main Floor: DVD Available -
Roanoke PL - Roanoke DVD 621.38 BURNS EMP (Text) 30208100099277 Non-Fiction Adult DVDs Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 141570239X
  • ISBN: 9781415702390
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2004]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc label; credits from container.
Based on the book: Empire of the air / by Tom Lewis.
DVD release of the documentary originally broadcast on PBS.
Program content: c1991..
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Paul Barnes.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Jason Robards.
Summary, etc.:
Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen presentation; Mono.
Language Note:
Subject: Armstrong, Edwin H. (Edwin Howard), 1890-1954
De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961.
Sarnoff, David, 1891-1971.
Radio > United States > Biography.
Radio > United States > History.
Genre: Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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