Master workman. Founder. Inventor. Organizer. More than any other man, George Westinghouse was responsible for the introduction and development of alternating current for light and power. He is considered America’s greatest industrialist and the only man who would go up against Thomas Edison, and win.
LENGTH: 1 x 112 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK AVAILABLE: No
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CLOSED CAPTIONS AVAILABLE: Yes
ASPECT RATIO: 16 x 9 High Definition
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2008
RELEASE YEAR: 2010
SUPPLIER: Inecom Entertainment Company
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide
George Westinghouse’s victory over Edison during the “Battle of the Currents” set the stage for the entire future of electric power. The Westinghouse air brake is considered one of the most important inventions in history. Automobile shock absorbers, railroad signaling and the modern day weekend all owe their existence to the man who Andrew Carnegie called, “A genius who can’t be downed.”
Westinghouse may be most famous for the massive companies that he created, but the man called “Uncle George” was a reserved creative giant who went out of his way to treat his workforce with dignity and respect. He was an honest millionaire in the days of robber barons, an optimist in the days of skeptics, and a generous CEO from whom today’s executives can learn.
Narrated by Emmy award winner Carol Lee Espy, a TV/radio host for KDKA Radio, which was the first commercial radio station in the country. Originally owned by Westinghouse until the company’s merger with CBS in 1996, the station made history by airing their first broadcast from the Westinghouse Building in East Pittsburgh in 1920. Carol is also a singer, songwriter, and producer whose voice can be heard on national PBS productions.