“Westinghouse: The Life and Times of an American Icon” Released on DVD

by Mike Mcdonnough on March 12, 2010

in DVD Releases

Janson Media today announced the DVD release of the biopic Westinghouse: The Life & Tmes of an American Icon. Westinghouse (1 x 112′) is a feature-length documentary about the life and times of George Westinghouse, his companies, legacy, personality, partnership with Nikola Telsa, and conflict with Thomas Edison.

George Westinghouse is considered America’s greatest industrialist and the only man who would go up against Thomas Edison, and win. His 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.

Westinghouse is narrated by Emmy award winner Carol Lee Espy, a TV/radio host for KDKA Radio. The film also includes on-screen interviews with:

• Edward J. Reis, Executive Director, George Westinghouse Museum (1998 – 2007)
• William H. Terbo, Grandnephew of  Nikola Tesla and Executive Secretary of the Tesla Memorial Society, Inc.
• Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr., PhD, Author of George Westinghouse: Gentle Genius

Among the extra Features included on the DVD are a commentary track with writer/director Mark Bussler and Edward J. Reis, Executive Director of the George Westinghouse Museum, outtakes, and extended interviews including a fascinating discussion on Nikola Tesla.

WESTINGHOUSE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF AN AMERICAN ICON
LENGTH:  112 Minutes
MSRP: $24.95
CATALOG #: 20408
UPC #: 6-4603204089-0
ISBN #: 1-56839-258-x
RELEASE YEAR: 2010
PRODUCER: Inecom Entertainment Company
TECHNICAL NOTES: 16 x 9 Anamorphic Widescreen, NTSC, Enhanced for 16 x 9 TV, Dolby® Digital 2.0 Stereo, Color and Black & White Footage, Closed-Captioned (CC)
STREET DATE: March 17, 2010