The life of radio and some of the birth of television!
Ken Burns once again hits paydirt with a documentary on the birth of radio and it's ultimate demise at the hands of television. Granted, this film had more of a limited appeal than BASEBALL or CIVIL WAR did, however it is still a fine project. The film goes deep into how radio works and tells stories from the early days of broadcasting, before there was tv, radio had all sorts of radio shows, ranging from BURNS AND ALLEN, to musical shows, to THE SHADOW. Ultimately a new invention called television killed radio and forever transformed it. All of the entertainment shows put on radio ended up on tv. This film also goes into some of the technical aspects of how radio and tv work and how they were invented. Anyone in the business or interested in how it all began should check this one out. This is a great documentary! PBS does it again and so does Ken Burns.
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