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Empire of the air [videorecording] : the men who made radio / a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced in association with WETA-TV, Washington.

Contributor(s): Burns, Ken, 1953- | Wesson, Morgan | Ward, Geoffrey C | Robards, Jason | Lewis, Tom, 1942-. Empire of the air | Florentine Films | WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.) | PBS Home Video | Paramount Home Video (Firm).
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialSeries: Ken Burns' America collection. Publisher: [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, p2004, c1991Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 141570239X.Uniform titles: Empire of the air (Television program) Subject(s): Armstrong, Edwin H. (Edwin Howard), 1890-1954 | De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961 | Sarnoff, David, 1891-1971 | Documentary television programs | Radio -- United States -- Biography | Radio -- United States -- History | Video recordings for the hearing impairedDDC classification: 621.384
Production Credits: Cinematography, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; editor, Paul Barnes ; music direction, Ken Burns, Jesse Carr ; sound, Morgan Wesson, Roger Sherman, Alan Barker, Todd Bellanca.
Jason Robards, narrator.Summary: Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack.
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Full screen version in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition.

DVD release of the documentary originally broadcast on PBS.

Based on the book: Empire of the air / by Tom Lewis.

Cinematography, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; editor, Paul Barnes ; music direction, Ken Burns, Jesse Carr ; sound, Morgan Wesson, Roger Sherman, Alan Barker, Todd Bellanca.

Jason Robards, narrator.

Story of radio from 1906-1955 and the three men who made it happen: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff. Combines archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews, and radio soundtrack.

DVD, Dolby digital, mono.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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