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Thomas S.W. Lewis

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Tom Lewis is Quadracci Professor of Social Responsibility and a professor of English at Skidmore College. He has edited The Letters of Hart Crane and his Family and a collection of essays on Virginia Woolf, and has written a number of essays on modern writers and culture. His books on modern culture include Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio and Divided Highways: The Interstates and the Transformation of American Life. Prof. Lewis earned his BA from the University of New Brunswick in Canada, and his MA and Ph.D. from Columbia where he was both a Faculty and Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Lewis has also written and co-produced documentary films with Ken Burns and Lawrence Hott. His documentary work has won an Emmy and a Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

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A new approach to impressing sound on radio waves created less static

Edwin Armstrong’s innovations, culminating in the introduction of FM, made modern broadcasting possible, but his life ended in tragedy