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Author: David GrubinMark SamelsMichael BaconJames CallananMichael MurphyAll authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2016]
Series: American experience (Television program)
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten--eclipsed by names such as Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. Audiences flocked to see him send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science television programs
Historical television programs
Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Nikola Tesla; Nikola Tesla
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Grubin; Mark Samels; Michael Bacon; James Callanan; Michael Murphy; Jay Keuper; David Grubin Productions.; American Experience Films,; PBS Distribution (Firm),
ISBN: 9781627899239 1627899235
OCLC Number: 960384274
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles.
Notes: "Subtitles are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed-captions"--Container.
Running time indicated on container: approximately 60 minutes; actual running time: 55 minutes.
Originally produced in 2016 as an episode of the television series: American experience.
Credits: Editor, Jay Keuper ; director of photography, James Callanan ; original music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Target Audience: TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-G (general audience; most parents would find this program suitable for all ages).
Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Contents: A solution for Edison --
Child of light --
Leaving Edison --
Triumph of alternating current --
Wireless transmissions --
Tesla's legacy.
Series Title: American experience (Television program)
Other Titles: Tesla :
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: American Experience Films ; written and produced by David Grubin ; executive producer, Mark Samels ; a David Grubin Productions film for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

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"Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten--eclipsed by names such as Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. Audiences flocked to see him send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his body, dazzled by the spectacle of the inventor seemingly on fire. Even more read about his claims of receiving signals from outer space and his plans for using the earth's natural charge to distribute free electricity. Tesla the strange wizard and mad scientist overtook Tesla the brilliant engineer--the seer of the wireless world we all live in. Lost in the spectacular rise and fall was the real man, a consummate inventor and dedicated engineer. That his ideas ricocheted from tangible inventions to projections of a future with head-spinning possibilities only partly explained his downfall. Yet it was his technology that helped drive the electrical age in the 20th century, and his vision that imagined the wireless world of the 21st century. In Tesla, American Experience chronicles the life of a man whose ideas revolutionized his time, and ours"--Container.

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