The Machines that Built America: Series 1 Part 3.4.5

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History Documentary hosted by Cambell Scott, published by History Channel broadcasted as part of History Ch. series in 2021 - English narration

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The Machines That Built America Series 1 Parts 3. 4. 5 TV. Radio. Phones. Airplanes. Motorcycles. Tractors. Home Appliances. Power Tools. These are The Machines That Built America. This docuseries reveals the surprising stories and rivalries behind the ground-breaking innovations that turned America into a superpower. Blending dramatic reenactments and archival footage with interviews from experts, biographers, and others, The Machines That Built America brings to life some of America's most storied inventors:

[edit] Titans of Television

In the 1920s, the idea of beaming moving images through the air is pure science fiction. Most people find entertainment in books, magazines, or theater. But two daring pioneering see a different future, where people sit in front of screens, dazzled and engaged by what they see. To dominate the burgeoning market, a ruthless mogul takes on a little-known inventor in a high stakes battle that will change the world forever.

[edit] Motorcycle Kings

At the end of the 19th century, private travel means taking a walk or riding a horse. But scrappy upstarts William Harley and Arthur Davidson have a bold vision for a new form of transportation--connecting a motor to a bicycle. They'll take on George Hendee's Indian Motorcycle in a classic David Vs. Goliath battle, fighting to dominate a market valued at more than 7 billion dollars today, the rivals will push their machines to the limit and tap into the lure of the open road, to try and rule the motorcycle kingdom.

[edit] Telephone Wars

In the 1870s communicating with distant family requires sending a letter, and waiting days or weeks for a reply. The telegraph is faster, but too expensive for most people. When communication giant Western Union offers a colossal cash prize to anyone who can improve its network, two daring inventors go head-to-head in a fight that will forever change the way humans connect. Alexander Graham Bell and Elisha Gray will stop at nothing to lay claim to the new technology and dominate the market. But there can be just one winner in this battle involving fraud, corruption and ground-breaking innovation that ultimately leads to the advent of the world's most common device: the telephone.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L4.1
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1080 x 1920
  • Video Resolution: 1.778 (16:9
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-4 AAC LC
  • Audio: English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s VBR 4800Hz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 42: mins
  • Framerate: 25.97 Fps
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 1.38 GB average
  • Encoded by: Harry65

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