PBS NewsHour Digital Technology Helps Researchers Hear Earliest Recording
Digital Technology Helps Researchers Hear Earliest Recordings Better Details
Program: PBS NewsHour
Episode: Digital Technology Helps Researchers Hear Earliest Recording
The recording is just 78 seconds long, featuring a cornet solo and a man reciting nursery rhymes. Dated back to 1878, experts say it may be the oldest playable recording of an American voice. Ray Suarez talks to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Carl Haber who helped uncover the significance of this tiny piece of tin foil.
Premiere Date: 10/25/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: E
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