American Experience

The Columbian Exposition from Tesla

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At the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 160,000 light bulbs lit up the evening sky over Chicago. Westinghouse had outfoxed Edison, winning the contract to wire the Exposition with alternating current.

Aired: 10/18/16

Rating: NR

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