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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One scene was actually filmed at Lyndhurst, Jay Gould's mansion. Gould, a railroad baron and profiteer, is featured in the series. Lyndhurst is open for tours. 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