Proving that it's possible to mix science and entertainment, The
Inventors' Specials are also evidence of HBO's continued good
intentions in the realm of family entertainment.
Like the acclaimed Composers' Specials that ran for several
years on the pay network, this new incarnation tells the story
of an inventor through an encounter with a young person who
influences his or her work. The idea is to open up the world of
science and art to youngsters through imaginative storytelling
and lofty production values.
Edison: The Wizard of Light (7 tonight) tells the story of the
famous American researcher whose three primary inventions -- the
phonograph, a practical incandescent light and electric system,
and a moving picture camera -- helped found giant industries
that would change life forever.
The self-educated, rough-hewn Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) …