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Edison's miracle of light

Author: Matthew CollinsPaul IsraelJohn M StaudenmaierNeil BaldwinDavid E NyeAll authors
Publisher: Boston : WGBH ; [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video [distributor], ©1995, [1999?]
Series: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 65.; American history video library, v. 65.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English : PBS Video index [version]View all editions and formats
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Using archival photographs, drawings and interviews with historians, Edison biographers and scholars, this documentary discusses Edison's invention of the incandescent electric light (the light bulb) and his subsequent move into industry and manufacturing with the formation of the Edison Electric Light Company (later, Edison General Electric Company). Edison's direct current (DC) vs. alternating current (AC)  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse; Thomas A Edison; George Westinghouse
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Collins; Paul Israel; John M Staudenmaier; Neil Baldwin; David E Nye; Carolyn Marvin; Peter Coyote; David G McCullough; Elevator Pictures, Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 42645187
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Director of photography, Andrew Moore ; editor, John Walter ; narrator, Peter Coyote ; original music composed, arranged and conducted by Robert Miller.
Performer(s): Series host, David McCullough; interviews with: Paul Israel, John Staudenmeier, Neil Baldwin, David Nye, Carolyn Marvin, Richard Moran.
Event notes: Originally broadcast on the PBS television series The American experience with David McCullough in 1995.
Description: 1 videocassette (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: PBS Video database of America's history & culture, v. 65.; American history video library, v. 65.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: producer, Matthew Collins ; director, John Walter ; written by Matthew Collins and John Walter ; an Elevator Pictures, Inc. film for the American Experience ; produced by WGBH Boston.
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Using archival photographs, drawings and interviews with historians, Edison biographers and scholars, this documentary discusses Edison's invention of the incandescent electric light (the light bulb) and his subsequent move into industry and manufacturing with the formation of the Edison Electric Light Company (later, Edison General Electric Company). Edison's direct current (DC) vs. alternating current (AC) propaganda war with George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla is also discussed at length.

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