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Empire of the air : the men who made radio

Author: Ken BurnsMorgan WessonGeoffrey C WardJason RobardsTom LewisAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, 2004, ©1991.
Series: Ken Burns' America collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Full screen presentationView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
History
Named Person: Edwin H Armstrong; Lee De Forest; David Sarnoff; Edwin H Armstrong; Lee De Forest; David Sarnoff
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; Morgan Wesson; Geoffrey C Ward; Jason Robards; Tom Lewis; Florentine Films.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); PBS Home Video.; Paramount Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 141570239X 9781415702390
OCLC Number: 56555100
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Full screen version in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition.
DVD release of the documentary originally broadcast on PBS.
Based on the book: Empire of the air / by Tom Lewis.
Credits: Cinematography, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; editor, Paul Barnes ; music direction, Ken Burns, Jesse Carr ; sound, Morgan Wesson, Roger Sherman, Alan Barker, Todd Bellanca.
Performer(s): Jason Robards, narrator.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital audio.
Series Title: Ken Burns' America collection.
Other Titles: Empire of the air (Television program)
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced in association with WETA-TV, Washington.

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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.

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