Thomas Alva Edison (1982)

Director: Robert Snyder
Runtime: 30 min.

Thomas Alva Edison was the genius inventor of the light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture and held over 1000 patents. Tells the story of his precocious childhood to teenage telegraph operator who invents the stock ticker, to his extraordinary string of inventions. Narrated by John Cannon.

Trivia: Director Robert Snyder won a Best Documentary Oscar for The Titan: Story of Michelangelo (1951). Narrator John Cannon was the voice of the Movietone Newsreels that aired on television from the 1920s 1960s.