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American experience. Tesla

Published 2016
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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 Edision and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would becom 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.

1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in. stamping
digital optical surround 5.1
video file DVD video Region 1
DVD video
Target Audience Note:
MPAA: TV-G (general audience; most parents would find this program suitable for all ages).
CHVR: Not rated.
Other Title:
Tesla [DVD]
Container title: Tesla : visionary or madman?
Contained in (work): American experience (Television program)
"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.
Editor, Jay Keuper ; director of photography, James Callanan ; original music, Michael Bacon.
Narrator, Michael Murphy.
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
In English with optional English subtitles.
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