Alexander Graham Bell: Voice of Invention

The Biography Channel Premiered Jan 01, 1996 Unknown


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Alexander Graham Bell: Voice of Invention

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Alexander Graham Bell: Voice of Invention is an episode of the award-winning A&E television series Biography. This episode of Biography profiles the man who forever changed the face of human communication and interaction with his best known invention, the telephone. Bell, who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1847, emigrated to Canada in 1870 and settled in Brantford, Ontario. His inventive nature started as early as age 12 when he invented a corn-husking machine for the family farm. This biography explores Bell's motivation behind the invention of the telephone, questioning whether Bell's long-standing desire to help his deaf mother communicate could have been the impetus for his discovery. Although known mainly for the telephone and the subsequent founding of the Bell Telephone Company, Bell held many patents and his work with medical technology is explored in this feature. Tune in to learn more about the fabled inventor, including how he saved the financially troubled National Geographic from complete ruin, and why Helen Keller's autobiography is dedicated to him.moreless

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