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'Wizard of Menlo Park' Author on Edison's Legacy

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'Wizard of Menlo Park' Author on Edison's Legacy

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'Wizard of Menlo Park' Author on Edison's Legacy

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Thomas Edison helped develop, among other inventions, the electric light, the phonograph, the carbon microphone once used in many telephone handsets, the telegraph and the motion picture camera. Randall Stross, author of a new biography of Edison, called the Wizard of Menlo Park talks about how the inventor changed modern life.

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May Berenbaum, head of the Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daniel Weaver, beekeeper and president, American Beekeeping Federation

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