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Ken Burns American Stories Previous Broadcasts

Huey Long (Episode #113)

KQED Plus: Mon, Nov 1, 2010 -- 3:00 AM

This documentary about the life and times of Huey P. Long, the populist governor and senator of Louisiana in the 1930s, features rare archival material with commentary from those who knew Long and those who studied him. David McCullough narrates.

Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio (Episode #110)

KQED Plus: Tue, Nov 2, 2010 -- 8:00 PM

This program tells the story of the creation of radio. Combining archival photographs, newsreels of the period, interviews and a rich radio soundtrack, this film evokes the lives of the three men whose work profoundly transformed modern America: David Sarnoff, a Russian immigrant who rose to head the Radio Corporation of America; Lee de Forest, "the father of radio," whose invention of the vacuum tube provided the foundation for the entire electronics industry; and Edwin Armstrong, the genius who created the unique system of FM broadcasting and whose inventions form the framework for virtually all radio transmission and reception. Interviews include radio personality Garrison Keillor, sports commentator Red Barber, radio dramatist Norman Corwin and broadcast historian Erik Barnouw.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Nov 3, 2010 -- 2:00 AM
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