Genius on Hold

Genius on Hold

Can You Hear Me Now?

DVD - 2012
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The story of Walter L. Shaw, a telecommunications genius, and his son Walter T. Shaw, a ruthless jewel thief, is a metaphor and a symbol for its time - for the twentieth century and for today. Narrated by Academy-Award Nominated Frank Langella, Genius On Hold is the story of Walter L. Shaw, a brilliant telecommunications inventor who created call forwarding, touchtone dialing, speakerphone, voice recognition, the presidential "red phone" and many other creations we use every day. He held over 39 patents and his creations should have earned him great fortune and lasting fame. Instead, this brilliant man was held down by corporate greed and government monopolies and ended up so desperate to provide for his family he ended up working for the mafia; creating the infamous "black box".
Publisher: [United States] : Top Cat Productions ; Los Angeles, CA : Distributed by Freestyle Digital Media, c2012.
Branch Call Number: DVD 609.2 GEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Aug 11, 2014

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