Empire of the Air

A Land of Listeners

The invention and introduction of radio made America a land of listeners — it entertained, educated, angered, and delighted Americans of every kind, age, and class.

A Land of Listeners

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    Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

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    For 50 years radio dominated the airwaves and the American consciousness as the first “mass medium.” In Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio, Ken Burns examines the lives of three extraordinary men who shared the primary responsibility for this invention and its early success, and whose genius, friendship, rivalry and enmity interacted in tragic ways.

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