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Steve Benson on Hedy Lamarr Patenting the Basis for Wi-Fi

This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.
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This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On August 11, 1942, actress Hedy Lamarr patented an invention that used player piano parts to help the military switch radio frequencies and avoid jammed signals, a breakthrough that became the basis for Wi-Fi. Steve Benson remains amazed by how incredible and unlikely an event like this was.

Etta King on the Birth of Theda Bara

This Week in History: On July 22, 1890, silent film star Theda Bara was born. Etta King discusses how she became the "vamp" character Hollywood first adored and then rejected.
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This Week in History: On July 22, 1890, silent film star Theda Bara was born. Etta King discusses how she became the "vamp" character Hollywood first adored and then rejected.

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Etta King on the birth of Theda Bara (1890 – 1955).

Etta King on the birth of Theda Bara (1890 – 1955).

Steve Benson on Judith Malina and the Living Theatre

This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.
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This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.
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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 15, 1961, Judith Malina's Living Theatre made its European debut. Stephen Benson discusses the massive impact of the Living Theatre's innovations.

A Scene from the Play "dry bones rising"

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A scene from dry bones rising .

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A scene from dry bones rising .

A Scene from the Play "dry bones rising"

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A scene from dry bones rising.

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A scene from dry bones rising.

Steve Benson on Sophie Okonedo Winning the Tony Award

This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.
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This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

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Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

Thumbnail of video. This Week in History: On June 8, 2014, Sophie Okonedo won a Tony for her performance in A Raisin in the Sun. Steve Benson remembers his delight and curiosity to find out more about this talented actress.

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