Video: Transforming the Airwaves

American Innovation Webinar Series

National Association of Scholars

After the transmission of human voices via electricity and wires with the telephone, the next step was the transmission of voice via the air. With a flurry of activity, a series of devices were created which would become the radio.

What is the story behind the radio's development? What social and technological effects did it have when it was introduced? And how did the development of radio lead to new technologies such as television?

This event features Susan Douglas, a prize-winning author, columnist, and cultural critic, and the Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies at The University of Michigan; Donna Halper, a renowned historian and radio consultant; and Tom Lewis, the author of Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio.


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