A Pre-History of Radio (Part One)

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part One)

Join historian Alex Magoun on a journey through the history of radio technology from James Clark Maxwell’s theory of electromagnetism to Guglielmo Marconi's use of that theory in long-distance radio…

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part Two)

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A Pre-History of Radio (Part Two)

Continue on the historical journey of the radio industry with historian Alex Magoun as he goes back in time and shares how engineers and scientists improved wireless telegraphy from Morse code to the …

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Radio

The invention of wireless telegraphy-radio-at the end of the 19th century by Marconi and others made it possible to communicate with anyone, anywhere, around the globe. It soon became apparent, howeve…

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President Franklin Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats

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President Franklin Roosevelt’s Fireside Chats

Radio Inquiry Unit

Radio Inquiry Unit - Supporting Question 4 “While developing programs to help America emerge from the Great Depression, Roosevelt also needed to calm the fears and restore the confidence of Ameri…

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David Sarnoff Diary Entry, 3/26/1911

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David Sarnoff Diary Entry, 3/26/1911

Radio Inquiry Unit

Radio Inquiry Unit - Supporting Question 2C "Page from David Sarnoff’s diary on board the Job Brothers’ sealhunting ship, the Beothic, in which he describes his relaying the dialogue between th…

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Biography of David Sarnoff

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Biography of David Sarnoff

Radio Inquiry Unit

IEEE Biography of David Sarnoff Radio Inquiry Unit "Sarnoff was born on 27 February 1891, the oldest of five children, outside Minsk in imperial Russia. He and his family immigrated to the Unite…

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Photographs of David Sarnoff

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Photographs of David Sarnoff

Radio Inquiry Unit - Supporting Question 2

Radio Inquiry Unit - Supporting Question 2 David Sarnoff began his career at the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America as an office boy in 1906. He went on to become a trailblazer in the ra…

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Pericles’ Funeral Oration

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Pericles’ Funeral Oration

Triremes Inquiry Unit

“Pericles' Funeral Oration,” in Thucydides (c.460/455-c.399 BCE), Peloponnesian War (Book 2.34-46) Triremes Inquiry Unit “This famous speech was given by the Athenian leader Pericles after…

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Triremes (Part Two)

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Triremes (Part Two)

Triremes Inquiry Unit

Historic narrative about the Greek Trireme reveals how this warship, a technological achievement of its time, played an important role in democracy and empire. Click here to download this video fro…

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