Clip: Season 27 Episode 3 | 2m 14s
On December 7, 1877 Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph at the New York City offices of the nation’s leading technical weekly publication, “Scientific American.” The following report set off a stampede of reporters to Edison’s laboratory to hear the amazing device. “Edison” premieres January 27, 2015 on PBS American Experience.
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