The Resource Empire of the Air : The Men Who Made Radio, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource/)

Empire of the Air : The Men Who Made Radio, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource/)

Label
Empire of the Air : The Men Who Made Radio
Title
Empire of the Air
Title remainder
The Men Who Made Radio
Statement of responsibility
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Title variation
Men Who Made Radio
Contributor
Film distributor
Filmmaker
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
From Ken Burns, producer of THE CIVIL WAR, comes the story of radio's creation of radio and three men of genius, vision, and determination: Lee De Forest, a clergyman's flamboyant son; Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the world's most powerful communications company. This film evokes the lives of three men whose work profoundly transformed modern America
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
Runtime
113
Technique
live action
Label
Empire of the Air : The Men Who Made Radio, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 1992
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 15, 2017
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • De Forest: Competition with Marconi
  • (4:33)
  • De Forest: First Radio Tube
  • (3:59)
  • de Forest: Fraud Trial
  • (3:23)
  • Armstrong
  • (3:34)
  • Armstrong: Regeneration
  • (3:28)
  • Power of Radio
  • Sarnoff
  • (4:07)
  • Origin of Mass Broadcasting
  • (3:36)
  • Longest Patent Suit in History
  • (3:36)
  • Superheterodyne
  • (4:03)
  • Regeneration Circuit Victory
  • (2:42)
  • (3:27)
  • First Portable Superheterodyne Radio
  • (4:47)
  • Broadcasting
  • (3:05)
  • Spread of Broadcasting
  • (4:12)
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • (4:43)
  • Fireside Chats
  • (4:29)
  • Fathers of Radio
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • (3:11)
  • Most Popular Home Appliance
  • (3:08)
  • A Little Black Box
  • (5:02)
  • 1939 World's Fair
  • (3:36)
  • World War II
  • (3:39)
  • (3:17)
  • General Sarnoff
  • (2:14)
  • Rise of Television
  • (2:51)
  • Armstrong Radios Obsolete
  • (3:27)
  • Armstrong's Suicide
  • (4:36)
  • "Father of Radio"
  • (2:14)
  • The Men and the Idea
  • Sarnoff's Legacy
  • (4:47)
  • Credits: Ken Burns: Empire of the Air-The Men Who Made Radio
  • (2:58)
  • (1:11)
  • De Forest: Childhood and Education
  • (4:18)
Control code
100131290
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 52 min., 41 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound, color.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform
Label
Empire of the Air : The Men Who Made Radio, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally released by Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 1992
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 15, 2017
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • De Forest: Competition with Marconi
  • (4:33)
  • De Forest: First Radio Tube
  • (3:59)
  • de Forest: Fraud Trial
  • (3:23)
  • Armstrong
  • (3:34)
  • Armstrong: Regeneration
  • (3:28)
  • Power of Radio
  • Sarnoff
  • (4:07)
  • Origin of Mass Broadcasting
  • (3:36)
  • Longest Patent Suit in History
  • (3:36)
  • Superheterodyne
  • (4:03)
  • Regeneration Circuit Victory
  • (2:42)
  • (3:27)
  • First Portable Superheterodyne Radio
  • (4:47)
  • Broadcasting
  • (3:05)
  • Spread of Broadcasting
  • (4:12)
  • National Broadcasting Company
  • (4:43)
  • Fireside Chats
  • (4:29)
  • Fathers of Radio
  • NBC Symphony Orchestra
  • (3:11)
  • Most Popular Home Appliance
  • (3:08)
  • A Little Black Box
  • (5:02)
  • 1939 World's Fair
  • (3:36)
  • World War II
  • (3:39)
  • (3:17)
  • General Sarnoff
  • (2:14)
  • Rise of Television
  • (2:51)
  • Armstrong Radios Obsolete
  • (3:27)
  • Armstrong's Suicide
  • (4:36)
  • "Father of Radio"
  • (2:14)
  • The Men and the Idea
  • Sarnoff's Legacy
  • (4:47)
  • Credits: Ken Burns: Empire of the Air-The Men Who Made Radio
  • (2:58)
  • (1:11)
  • De Forest: Childhood and Education
  • (4:18)
Control code
100131290
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 52 min., 41 sec.))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films On Demand
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
sound, color.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Streaming video file
  • System requirements: Films On Demand platform

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