- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 24, 1997
The romantic history of the original broadcast phenomenon comes to life in this compelling program featuring interviews with radio personalities Larry King and Casey Kasem.
To some it was a miracle. Others derided it as a triumph of illiteracy. The introduction of the radio changed life in America nearly overnight. In the age of TV, radio is a second-class citizen, but for a few brief decades it was king. MODERN MARVELS tells the story of the dawn of the electronics age, when the wireless was a stunning phenomenon. Meet the men who took the work that had been done on the telegraph to the next step, and hear some of the earliest broadcasts. Radio personalities like Casey Kasem and Larry King explore the unique qualities of the medium, and reflect on its current renaissance. And historians explore the dramatic and lasting changes that the coming of the radio made on society. Don't touch that dial this is a compelling saga of invention and sweeping cultural changes, the history of the first mass broadcast medium that started us on the long road to the "global village."