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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Tesla

  • Aired: 10/18/2016
  • 53:25
  • Expires: 10/18/2019
  • Rating: NR
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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Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.
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For Season 28 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations.
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