American ExperienceTeslaPassport Season 29 Episode 7 | 53m 25s Nikola Tesla's technology revolutionized the electrical age of the 20th century. Although eclipsed in fame by Edison and Marconi, it was Tesla's vision that paved the way for today's wireless world. His fertile but undisciplined imagination was the source of his genius but also his downfall, as the image of Tesla as a “mad scientist” came to overshadow his reputation as a brilliant innovator. Aired: 10/18/16 Expires: 10/17/19 Rating: NR Closed CaptioningVideo has closed captioning.Buy Now:PBSBuy DVDs AppleBuy on iTunes checkmarkAdd to WatchlistWatch PreviewProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeAmerican ExperienceTeslaSeason 29 Episode 7Width in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down Tesla Preview Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world. Coming in Fall 2016 Executive Producer Mark Samels previews our fall lineup. Tesla, Chapter 1 The first chapter from “Tesla” premiering October 18 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS. George Westinghouse from Tesla George Westinghouse set his sights on the future. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. The Contract from Tesla Tesla's original contract with George Westinghouse. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Cold Light from Tesla Nikola Tesla develops wireless electricity he called "cold light". Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Tesla Coil Tesla created Tesla coil to make his wireless inventions work. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. The Columbian Exposition from Tesla 160,000 light bulbs lit the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. The Triumph of Alternating Current from Tesla Tesla's alternating current transformed life in the 20th century. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Nikola Tesla and Wireless Charging Nikola Tesla pioneered Wireless power 100 years ago.Exclusive corporate funding for American Experience provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and public television viewers. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.