Ken Burns : Empire of the Air - The Men Who Made Radio.
(eVideo)

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[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 113 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
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English

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Originally produced by PBS in 1991.
Description
For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” In Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity interacted in 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of Lee de Forest, a clergyman’s flamboyant son, who invented the audion tube; Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor who pioneered FM technology; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the most powerful communications company on earth. Against the backdrop of radio’s “Golden Age,” Empire of the Air relates the history of radio through archival photographs, newsreels of the period and interviews with such well-known radio personalities as Garrison Keillor, the late sports commentator Red Barber, radio dramatist Norman Corwin and the late broadcast historian Erik Barnouw.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Burns, K. (2015). Ken Burns: Empire of the Air - The Men Who Made Radio . Kanopy Streaming.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Burns, Ken, 1953-. 2015. Ken Burns: Empire of the Air - The Men Who Made Radio. Kanopy Streaming.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Burns, Ken, 1953-. Ken Burns: Empire of the Air - The Men Who Made Radio Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Burns, Ken. Ken Burns: Empire of the Air - The Men Who Made Radio Kanopy Streaming, 2015.

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