Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio - A Film by Ken Burns [Region 2 UK Version] [DVD-R]

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This is the story of Lee de Forest, a clergymans flamboyant son, who invented the audition tube; Edwin Howard Armstrong, a brilliant, withdrawn inventor who pioneered FM technology; and David Sarnoff, a hard-driving Russian immigrant who created the most powerful communications company on earth. Against the backdrop of radios œGolden Age?, this fascinating backstage drama tells the history of radio through archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews with such well-known radio personalities as Garrison Keillor, sports commentator Red Barber, radio dramatist Norman Corwin and broadcast historian Erik Barnouw.

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