American Experience

Tesla, Chapter 1

Clip: Season 29 Episode 7 | 6m 59s Video has closed captioning.

Regarded by many as an eccentric genius, Nikola Tesla's system of alternating current is the basis of the electrical grid that makes daily life possible in the 21st century. One hundred years ago, he paved the way toward robots, radio, radar, remote control, and the wireless transmission of messages and pictures. He dreamed of harnessing the wind and the sun to make free energy available for all.

Aired: 10/18/16

Rating: NR

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