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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

The Triumph of Alternating Current from Tesla

  • Aired: 10/18/2016
  • 00:35
  • Rating: NR
Direct current required thousands of little power plants at every mile, while alternating current allowed one source to power a much larger area. Alternating current transformed daily life in the 20th century, and made Tesla famous.
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Tesla's alternating current transformed life in the 20th century. Premieres 10/18 on PBS.
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