Running Time: 36 minutes
Filmed in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
copyright © 1998
A hero from the past
He was born in a small town in Ohio. Deaf by the age of 13, he had less than three months of formal education. Yet, he became the foremost inventor of all time. The Man of the Millennium. THOMAS EDISON.
We get to know Edison through the eyes of two school girls from the
present. Rivals since childhood, they find themselves competing for
the grand prize in the school science fair
Desperate to beat each other, the girls enter a mysterious library, searching for "the perfect project." Suddenly, they are transported to the year 1878, the place - Edison's Menlo Park laboratory, where they watch in amazement as Edison and his team invent the light bulb.
FOR ALL MANKIND - THE SECRET OF THOMAS EDISON is more than a history lesson and more than a science lesson. It's a lesson in working together in spite of our differences.
Featuring Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke.
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