Season 8, Episode 2 Edison's Miracle of Light

First Aired: October 23, 1995

Examining Thomas Edison's effort to produce a “practical electric lightbulb,” and his subsequent efforts to “invent a new industry to provide electric power.” Included: his rivalry with industrialist George Westinghouse. Narrated by Peter Coyote.

Guest Cast

Cast & Details See all »

  • Premiered: October 4, 1988
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »

Watch This

Josh Bowman and Freddie Stroma
Josh Bowman and Freddie Stroma Play Guess That Facial Hair!

Can the Time After Time stars, who were nearly unrecognizable with facial hair, recognize other actors by only seeing their facial hair?