With an investment from Morgan, the Edison Electric Company is created and begins wiring homes in New York. A rival, Nikola Tesla, soon emerges with a different technology for electric light. Edison is convinced his is better and goes to war with Tesla. As things escalate, Morgan begins to lose faith. Eventually, Tesla s technology prevails and his theory of Alternating Current (AC) becomes the standard. Morgan fires Edison and renames Edison Electric Company as General Electric (GE). GE is still one of the biggest companies in the world today. Edison vows never to work with electricity again. He begins work on his motion picture camera.
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Much of this episode was filmed at Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Many of the scenes were shot in actual historic buildings dating back to 1850. The distant images of Johnstown is actually the town of Harpers Ferry, digitally altered to look like a city located in a valley. Harpers Ferry is actually located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenadoah rivers in the Shenandoah Valley. See more
Before a commercial break, an assassin is shown walking down a hallway and pulling out his pistol. After the break he is seen pulling it out only upon finding the office of his target, Frick. See more