Director: Mark Bussler Cast: Carol Lee Espy, Edward J. Reis, William H. Terbo

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Long revered for his unique vision and bold willingness to take on such a formidable figure as Thomas Edison, American industrialist George Westinghouse won the Battle of the Currents before creating what many consider to be the most important inventions in human history - the air brake. Westinghouse was once cited as "A genius who can't be downed" by none other than Andrew Carnegie, and with such innovations as automobile shock absorbers, railroad signals, and even the modern concept of the weekend to his credit, few would contest this sizable claim. Later, the quietly reserved and ceaselessly honest powerhouse would go on to found some of the most massive companies ever conceived, in the process gaining the respect of employees from the boardroom to the mailroom. Exclusive interviews with George Westinghouse Museum Executive Director Edward J. Reis, Nikolai Tesla's grandnephew Willian H. Terbo, and George Westinghouse: Gentle Genius author Dr. Quentin R. Skrabec, Jr. offer unparalleled insight into the life of the revered innovator, with previously unreleased films and photos helping to make him more instantly recognizable than ever before.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2008
UPC: 0646032040890
Original Release: 2008
Rating: NR
Source: Janson Media
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 85,011

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full-length commentary track with writer/director Mark Bussler and Edward J. Reis; Outtakes, interviews and unused footage; William H. Terbo discusses Nikola Tesla; The Westinghouse Time Capsule; Type-V Disconnecting Switches

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Westinghouse
1. Introduction [4:28]
2. Early Life [2:52]
3. Civil War Service [4:12]
4. The Move to Pittsburgh [1:34]
5. The Need for Brakes [3:29]
6. First Air Brake Trial [4:29]
7. Burlington Brake Trials [4:06]
8. George and Marguerite [3:09]
9. Gas Industry [3:30]
10. The Westinghouse Factories [3:03]
11. Saturday Half Holiday [3:45]
12. Thomas Edison and DC Power [2:11]
13. The Alternating Current System [3:11]
14. Westinghouse Electric Company [2:29]
15. Nikola Tesla [3:05]
16. Battle of the Currents [4:03]
17. The Magic City of 1893 [2:25]
18. Lights at the Fair [4:04]
19. Nigara Falls [3:07]
20. The Westinghouse Engineers [3:51]
21. Union Switch and Signal [2:04]
22. Lesser Known Inventions [2:22]
23. The Disaster of 1907 [3:12]
24. Head in the Stars [2:52]
25. Life Moves On [1:38]
26. Westinghouse Appliances [3:27]
27. Friends in High Places [2:25]
28. The Golden Age [2:09]
29. Everywhere Around the Fairs [2:12]
30. 1939 New tork World's Fair [2:30]
31. Elektro and the Time Capsule [3:42]
32. A Cultural Shift [2:55]
33. Westinghouse Today [2:54]
34. A People Person [3:08]
35. Remembering Uncle George [4:11]
36. The Legacy of Westinghouse [3:14]

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