Empire of the Air

Empire of the Air

The Men Who Made Radio

DVD - 2004
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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.
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2004, c1991
Edition: Full screen presentation
ISBN: 9781415702390
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 22, 2018

Ken Burns does it again!! A really fascinating story on the history of the development of radio and later TV. I had no idea that FM music was available as early as the late 1940's. Guess why we didn't get it for another 15 or more years? RCA had sold so many AM radios and maybe American's would buy the new radio's and hurt their business. So the big corporation squashes the little guy and his invention. Well, later the same little guy found that his invention could create an new product which turned out to be television! Great film with actual film on the major players in creating these new medias. Outstanding film!


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