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Tesla [videorecording] / American Experience Films ; written and produced by David Grubin ; executive producer, Mark Samels ; a David Grubin Productions film for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation.

Grubin, David, (television producer,, television writer.). Samels, Mark, (television producer.). Bacon, Michael, 1948- (composer (expression)). Callanan, James, 1953- (director of photography.). Murphy, Michael, 1938- (narrator.). Keuper, Jay, (editor of moving image work.). David Grubin Productions, (production company.). American Experience Films, (production company.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"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 Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become 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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library J DVD 921 TESLA (Text) 33892100563098 Children's DVDs DVD None 10/10/2018 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781627899239
  • ISBN: 1627899235
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Jay Keuper ; director of photography, James Callanan ; original music, Michael Bacon.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Michael Murphy.
Summary, etc.:
"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 Edison and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would become 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.
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-G (general audience; most parents would find this program suitable for all ages).
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround.
Language Note:
In English with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Electrical engineers > United States > Biography.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
Electrical engineers.
Inventors.
United States.
Genre: Science television programs.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Science television programs.
Biographical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television programs > United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical television programs.
Biography.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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