American Experience: Season 9, Episode 5

The Telephone (3 Feb. 1997)

TV Episode  |   |  Documentary, History
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 5 users  
Reviews: write review

The telephone was first introduced at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and was an instant success. Although first rented only to "persons of good breeding" and seen as an expensive luxury ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related Items

Search for "The Telephone" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Telephone (03 Feb 1997)

The Telephone (03 Feb 1997) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of American Experience.
« Previous Episode | 101 of 318 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
(voice)
...
(voice)
...
Narrator (voice)
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. ...
(voice) (as Kurt Vonnegut)
...
(voice)
Edit

Storyline

The telephone was first introduced at the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and was an instant success. Although first rented only to "persons of good breeding" and seen as an expensive luxury for doctors and businessmen, the telephone soon transformed American life. Trees gave way to telephone poles as operators known as "hello girls" began to connect a sprawling continent. Written by WGBH - Boston

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

telephone | See All (1) »


Edit

Details

Release Date:

3 February 1997 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
When will we see a film about that remarkable hero, Ida B Wells? Swing-lo
This years intro... ag-wktn
When are they going to make a movie on this? bette1981
The Satellite Sky craviola880
JFK powersroc
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE - THE QUIZ SHOW SCANDAL rob1961
Discuss The Telephone (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?