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Empire of the air [videorecording] : 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. (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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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Eastern Branch EAS DVD 621.38 EMP (Text) 36804000240906 DVD Available -
Kendallville Public Library - Kendallville DVD 621.384 E55 (Text) 37516001986533 Adult DVD-A Non-Fiction Available -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange DVD DOCUMENTARY (Text) 30477100782675 Main Floor: DVD Available -
Switzerland County Public Library - Vevay DVD 621.384 EMPI (Text) 33710721638745 DVD Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 141570239X
  • ISBN: 9781415702390
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Hollywood, CA : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, c2004.

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: Closed-captioned.
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 videos.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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