American Experience

Edison, Chapter 1

Clip: Season 27 Episode 3 | 9m 22s

By the 1920s, Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor and quite possibly the most famous man in the world. But before he invented the phonograph, the lightbulb or the kinetoscope, he was a young boy working as a telegraph operator. He soon began tinkering with the telegraphic equipment and experimenting with his own improvements. "Edison" premieres January 27 on American Experience PBS.

Aired: 01/27/15

Rating: NR

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