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Men of Vision

From early man to the Wright Brothers, learn about how the men of vision profiled contributed to the common good with their optical discoveries and inventions.

5 old time radio show recordings
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2 Audio CDs


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"Benjamin Franklin"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Better Vision Institute of AmericaRadio shows were sometimes sponsored by organizations that wanted to bring attention to a particular industry or a set of values important to the organization. Sometimes the message was subtle and sometimes the message was more obvious. In the case of the Men of Vision radio show, sponsored by the Better Vision Institute of America, the purpose was to promote eye health.

Men of VisionUsing the play on the word vision, the show presented dramatized biographies of "men who've opened the eyes of the world" through optical discoveries and inventions. The series was sponsored on local radio stations by optometrists, ophthalmologists, and opticians. It proved to be so popular that the institute printed booklets to go along with the show.

The 15-minute shows blended the feature subject's personal life and how his experiences shaped the quest for his discoveries. Subjects profiled ran the gamut from Leonardo da Vinci and his telescope design to Gutenberg and the printed word. The show began in 1934 and ended in 1937.

See also: Adventures in Research, Better Living Theater, Captains of Industry, Doctor Fights, Encore Theater, Excursions in Science, Men of Vision,Our Freedoms Blessings, Role of Science in War and Science Magazine of the Air.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 10 min
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      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 10 minutes
      1. Men Of Vision 370505 Roger Bacon.mp3
      2. Men Of Vision 370509 Galileo.mp3
      3. Men Of Vision 370726 Thomas Young.mp3
      4. Men Of Vision 370802 Benjamin Franklin.mp3
      5. Men Of Vision 370822 Galileo.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    5 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 1 hours, 10 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      5 shows - total playtime 1 hours 10 minutes
      1. Men Of Vision 370505 Roger Bacon.mp3
      2. Men Of Vision 370509 Galileo.mp3
      3. Men Of Vision 370726 Thomas Young.mp3
      4. Men Of Vision 370802 Benjamin Franklin.mp3
      5. Men Of Vision 370822 Galileo.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    5 recordings on 2 Audio CDs
    total playtime 1 hours, 10 min

    Disc A001

    1. Men Of Vision 370505 Roger Bacon
    2. Men Of Vision 370509 Galileo
    3. Men Of Vision 370726 Thomas Young
    4. Men Of Vision 370802 Benjamin Franklin

    Add Audio CD to Cart - $5.00
    Disc A002

    1. Men Of Vision 370822 Galileo

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