Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio


2h 1992

Brief Synopsis

A documentary focusing on radio pioneers Lee DeForest, Edwin Howard Armstrong and David Sarnoff.

Film Details

Release Date
1992

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A documentary focusing on radio pioneers Lee DeForest, Edwin Howard Armstrong and David Sarnoff.

Crew

Joe Abend

Special Thanks To

John Alagna

Other

John Alagna

Titles

John E. Allen

Archival Footage

Mike Arcea

Production Assistant

Dennis Atkinson

Archival Footage

Scott Bamford

Special Thanks To

Alan Barker

Sound

Paul Barnes

Sound Editor

Paul Barnes

Editor

Erik Barnouw

Consultant

John Beach

Special Thanks To

Todd Bellanca

Sound

Harold Beverage

Special Thanks To

Ken Bilby

Consultant

Sam Brilowski

Special Thanks To

Edward Burlingame

Special Thanks To

Amy Stechler Burns

Special Thanks To

Ken Burns

Screenplay

Ken Burns

Producer

Ken Burns

Executive Producer

Ken Burns

Cinematographer

Ken Burns

Music

Robert K Burns

Special Thanks To

Susan Butler

Special Thanks To

Thomas J Buzalski

Special Thanks To

Jesse Carr

Other

Jesse Carr

Music

Alicia Carroll

Researcher

Ward Chamberlin

Special Thanks To

Tom Ciesielka

Special Thanks To

Victoria Clark

Archival Footage

Craig Clarke

Special Thanks To

James H Clingham

Special Thanks To

Ann Demarch Corwin

Special Thanks To

William Corwin

Special Thanks To

Bill Crawford

Archival Footage

Daniel Czitrom

Special Thanks To

Lee Dichter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Susan Douglas

Consultant

John J Dowdell

Film To Tape Transfer

Bruce Dumont

Special Thanks To

Marian Early

Photography

Maynard Edmeston

Special Thanks To

Orval Ellsworth

Special Thanks To

Floyd Engels

Archival Footage

Marshall Etter

Special Thanks To

Erik Ewers

Editorial Assistant

Joan Franklin

Special Thanks To

Frank Gunther

Archival Footage

Diane Hamann

Production Assistant

Robert Harding

Special Thanks To

T Mitchell Hastings

Special Thanks To

Catharine Heinz

Special Thanks To

Jay Hickerson

Special Thanks To

Mike Hill

Special Thanks To

Jennifer Howe

Special Thanks To

Richard Hutton

Special Thanks To

Dreamlight Images

Archival Footage

Rhoda Barney Jenkins

Archival Footage

Edward Joyce

Animator

Richard Judge

Archival Footage

Charlotte Katchurin

Special Thanks To

Bruce Kelley

Consultant

Bruce Kelley

Other

Roger Kennedy

Special Thanks To

Donald Koijane

Special Thanks To

Matt Landan

Production Assistant

Joe Lauro

Music

Yaffa Lerea

Associate Editor

Yaffa Lerea

Sound Editor

Gillian Lewis

Special Thanks To

Tom Lewis

Producer

Tom Lewis

Screenplay

Tom Lewis

Book As Source Material

Tom Lewis

Archival Footage

Arthur Linell

Archival Footage

Kenneth Lohf

Special Thanks To

John Lukacs

Special Thanks To

James Madden

Titles

Molly Mason

Music

Nina Mattikow

Audio Consultant

Russ Mauer

Archival Footage

Eric Merkline

Special Thanks To

Charles Michelson

Archival Footage

Ron Mix

Special Thanks To

Allen Moore

Cinematographer

David Moore

Archival Footage

Ken Mueller

Special Thanks To

Lynn Novick

Special Thanks To

Perry Osborn

Archival Footage

David Parker

Special Thanks To

Eleanor Deforest Peck

Special Thanks To

Lauren Peckham

Archival Footage

Lauren Peckham

Special Thanks To

Noelle Penraat

Other

Josephine Raymond

Special Thanks To

Tamara E Robinson

Production

Camilla Rockwell

Associate Producer

Bruce Roloson

Consultant

Charles Sackerman

Special Thanks To

Tara Sad

Special Thanks To

Robert Sarnoff

Special Thanks To

Mike Scarpato

Production Assistant

David Schaffer

Archival Footage

Jacqueline Schwab

Other

Edward Searles

Animator

Eric Sevareid

Special Thanks To

Chuck Shadden

Special Thanks To

David Shaffer

Audio Consultant

Billy Shaw

Other

Roger Sherman

Sound

Ron Simon

Special Thanks To

Phyllis Smith

Special Thanks To

Buddy Squires

Cinematographer

Susanna Steisel

Associate Producer

Mary Ellen Tuthill

Researcher

Gertrude Tyne

Archival Footage

Lou Verrico

Sound Recordist

Geoffrey C Ward

Writer

John Ward

Audio Consultant

John Ward

Archival Footage

Les Wasfen

Special Thanks To

Morgan Wesson

Producer

Morgan Wesson

Sound

Morgan Wesson

Researcher

Wendy Wolf

Special Thanks To

Boris Yuksel

Production Assistant

Film Details

Release Date
1992

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia