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S29 Ep7: Tesla

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Nikola Tesla's technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla's vision that paved the way for today's wireless world. His fertile but undisciplined imagination was the source of his genius but also his downfall, as the image of Tesla as a “mad scientist” came to overshadow his reputation as a brilliant innovator.

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Nikola Tesla's technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame ...

Coming in Fall 2016

Coming in Fall 2016

American Experience premieres two new documentaries coming to PBS this fall: Tesla on October 18 and The Ba...

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Tesla, Chapter 1

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