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Tesla: Master of Lightning

   2007    History
The story of Nikola Tesla, the great scientist, visionary, and inventor who gave the world alternating current electricity, as well as being the father of radio. The film tells the story of this man's astonishing genius, his visions and inventions. Tesla's own scientific and autobiographical writings, as well as archival photographs and re-enactments are used to tell the story. A native of Austro-Hungary, Tesla came to America in 1884. Working first with Edison, the two inventors fell out over Edison's insistence on using direct current. Tesla took his alternating current vision to Westinghouse. Tesla worked to unlock the secrets of energy and electricity. The film follows Tesla's exploits and eccentricities, which made him a darling of the press. Largely forgotten today in spite of the great debt the modern world owes him, the film pays tribute to this overlooked genius

Changing the Game

   2012    History
J.P. Morgan proceeds to banish the dark with the direct current electric light of Thomas Edison, but the two soon face serious competition from the alternating current of George Westinghouse and Nikola Tesla. As the 19th century comes to a close, the titans of industry must try to work together to stop a new threat in budding politician William Jennings Bryan, who threatens to dissolve monopolies in America.
Series: The Men Who Built America

Planet Earth II
Planet Earth II

   2016    Nature
Planet Earth
Planet Earth

   2007    Nature
Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

   2007    Culture
Dirty Money
Dirty Money

   2018    Culture
How to Grow a Planet
How to Grow a Planet

   2012    Science
Putin: A Russian Spy Story
Putin: A Russian Spy Story

   2020    History
Walking with Cavemen
Walking with Cavemen

   2003    History
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History