Preview: Season 27 Episode 3 | 30s
Premiering January 27, 2015 on PBS American Experience. Thomas Edison achieved glory as the genius behind such revolutionary inventions as sound recording, motion pictures, and electric light. The holder of more patents than any other inventor in history, "The Wizard of Menlo Park" was also intensely competitive and was often neglectful in his private life.
Aired: 01/27/15 |
Clip: S27 Ep3 | 28s
Clip: S27 Ep3 | 15m 52s
Clip: S27 Ep3 | 2m 40s
The Chinese Six Companies
On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.Watch
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