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Empire of the air : the men who made radio.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (Added Author). Wesson, Morgan, 1951- (Added Author). Ward, Geoffrey C. (Added Author). Robards, Jason (Added Author). Lewis, Tom, 1942- Empire of the air. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 120 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : PBS : 1991.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jason Robards, narrator.
Summary, etc.:
From Ken Burns, producer of THE CIVIL WAR, comes the story of radio's creation of radio and three men of genius, vision, and determination: Lee De Forest, a clergyman's flamboyant son; Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the world's most powerful communications company. This film evokes the lives of three men whose work profoundly transformed modern America.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Radio > United States > Biography.
Radio > United States > History.
Genre: Films for the hearing impaired.

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