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The Resource Empire of the air : the men who made radio, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns in association with WETA-TV, Washington, (videorecording)

Empire of the air : the men who made radio, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns in association with WETA-TV, Washington, (videorecording)

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
a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns in association with WETA-TV, Washington
Title variation
Men who made radio
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
LPU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Producers, Ken Burns, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; writer, Geoffrey C. Ward ; cinematography, Ken Burns, Buddy Squires, Allen Moore ; editor, Paul Barnes
PerformerNote
Narrator: Jason Robards
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1942-
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  • Burns, Ken
  • Lewis, Tom
  • Wesson, Morgan
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Robards, Jason
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
116
Series statement
Ken Burns' America collection
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  • De Forest, Lee
  • Armstrong, Edwin H.
  • Sarnoff, David
  • Radio
  • Radio
Technique
live action
Label
Empire of the air : the men who made radio, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns in association with WETA-TV, Washington, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book: Empire of the air / by Tom Lewis
  • Videocassette release of the documentary originally broadcast on PBS. in 1991
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36579624
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (115:45 min.)
Isbn
9780780608122
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
Empire of the air : the men who made radio, a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; produced by Ken Burns in association with WETA-TV, Washington, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book: Empire of the air / by Tom Lewis
  • Videocassette release of the documentary originally broadcast on PBS. in 1991
  • Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
36579624
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (115:45 min.)
Isbn
9780780608122
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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