Edison, Chapter 1
Clip: Season 27 Episode 3 | 9m 22s
By the 1920s, Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor and quite possibly the most famous man in the world. But before he invented the phonograph, the lightbulb or the kinetoscope, he was a young boy working as a telegraph operator. He soon began tinkering with the telegraphic equipment and experimenting with his own improvements. "Edison" premieres January 27 on American Experience PBS.
Aired: 01/27/15 |
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Clip: S27 Ep3 | 28s
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Clip: S27 Ep3 | 2m 40s
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S27 Ep10 | 1h 52m 9s
Short | external link
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