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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, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced 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, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced 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, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced in association with WETA-TV, Washington
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
Member of
Cataloging source
GEC
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Empire of the air (Television program)
Credits note
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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed captioned
PerformerNote
Jason Robards, narrator
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • Wesson, Morgan
  • Ward, Geoffrey C
  • Robards, Jason
  • Lewis, Tom
  • Florentine Films
  • WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
  • PBS Home Video
  • Paramount Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
120
Series statement
Ken Burns' America collection
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  • Armstrong, Edwin H.
  • De Forest, Lee
  • 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, Morgan Wesson, Tom Lewis ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced in association with WETA-TV, Washington, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on PBS in 1991
  • Based on the book: Empire of the air / by Tom Lewis
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm56555100
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9781415702390
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368857445
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
88574
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 336423
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Empire of the air : 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast on PBS in 1991
  • Based on the book: Empire of the air / by Tom Lewis
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm56555100
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)
Isbn
9781415702390
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368857445
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
88574
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 336423
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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