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George Westinghouse is considered America's greatest industrialist and the only man who would go up against Thomas Edison, and win.
His victory over Edison during the Battle of the Currents set the stage for the entire future of electric power. The Westinghouse air brake is considered one of the most important inventions in history. Automobile shock absorbers, railroad signaling and the modern day weekend all owe their existence to the man who Andrew Carnegie called 'A genius who can t be downed.'
His spirit lived on for decades when his former companies created the golden age of American-made appliances, machines and technologies. Westinghouse Electric dominated the 1939 World's Fair with Elektro, the talking robot, and the Battle of the Centuries dishwashing contest. The You can be SURE... if it's Westinghouse slogan was used in ads that featured Ronald Reagan promoting home appliances.
Westinghouse may be most famous for the massive companies that he created, but the man called 'Uncle George' was a reserved, creative giant who went out of his way to treat his workforce with dignity and respect. He was an honest millionaire in the days of robber barons, an optimist in the days of skeptics and a generous CEO from whom today's executives can learn.
Westinghouse was filmed in cooperation with the George Westinghouse Museum and features rare and never before seen footage, industrial films and photos previously buried deep within the Westinghouse archives.
Special Features Include: Commentary with Director Mark Bussler and Edward J. Reis, Executive Director of The George Westinghouse Museum, interviews and industrial films and trailers.