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Title
Empire of the air (Television program) Empire of the air (Television program)
Type
Moving Image
Language
English
Geographic Coverage
United States
Identified By
Lccn: 92515357
Color Content
mixed
mixed
Summary
For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first "mass medium." Empire of the Air examines the lives of three remarkable men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity combined in unexpected and often tragic ways. This is the story of Lee de Forest, a clergyman's flamboyant son, who invented the audion tube; Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor who pioneered FM technology; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the most powerful communications company on earth.
Duration
120
Authorized Access Point
Burns, Ken, 1953- Empire of the air (Television program)
Authorized Access Point Variant
LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress) Empire of the air (Television program)
Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) Empire of the air (Television program)