American Experience; Telephone, The
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- American Experience
- Telephone, The
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988
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To Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson, their contraption -- dubbed the "Harmonic Telegraph" -- was a sure fire moneymaker; to others, like Mark Twain, it was more toy than triumph. But the invention caught on and by 1900, New York Telephone alone had more than 6,000 "Hello Girls" working the lines in "operating rooms." The telephone had been transformed from novelty into necessity.
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- Chicago: “American Experience; Telephone, The,” 01/17/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 20, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F17A14CD869C4637BB8AA023F5F24936.
- MLA: “American Experience; Telephone, The.” 01/17/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 20, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F17A14CD869C4637BB8AA023F5F24936>.
- APA: American Experience; Telephone, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F17A14CD869C4637BB8AA023F5F24936