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Ken Burns: Empire of the Air

For fifty years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” Empire of the Air examines the lives of three remarkable men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity combined in unexpected and often tragic ways.

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For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “...


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Follow the pioneers of radio whose genius and rivalry wove unexpected and tragic stories.