American ExperienceThe Columbian Exposition from Tesla Clip | 1m 2s At the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 160,000 light bulbs lit up the evening sky over Chicago. Westinghouse had outfoxed Edison, winning the contract to wire the Exposition with alternating current. Aired: 10/18/16 Rating: NR checkmarkAdd to WatchlistProblems Playing Video?Report a ProblemClosed CaptioningShare:Share this video on FacebookFacebookShare this video on TwitterTwitterShare this video on Google PlusGoogleShare this video via EmailE-mailEmbedEmbed Code for this videoEmbed CodeAmerican ExperienceThe Columbian Exposition from TeslaWidth in pixels px Height in pixels px Copied to your clipboardUnable to copyLabelCopy to ClipboardClick to copy embed code for videoCloseCloseReport a ProblemBefore you submit an error, please consult our Troubleshooting Guide.Type of ErrorVideo doesn't loadVideo loads, but doesn't playVideo jumps back/forwardOnly audio is streamingSponsorship playback errorOtherPlease add more detailsCancelSubmit ReportYour report has been successfully submitted. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.CloseCloseClose Learn More Down The Triumph of Alternating Current from Tesla Tesla's alternating current transformed life in the 20th century. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Tesla Coil Tesla created Tesla coil to make his wireless inventions work. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Cold Light from Tesla Nikola Tesla develops wireless electricity he called "cold light". Premieres 10/18 on PBS. The Contract from Tesla Tesla's original contract with George Westinghouse. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. George Westinghouse from Tesla George Westinghouse set his sights on the future. Premieres 10/18 on PBS. Tesla, Chapter 1 The first chapter from “Tesla” premiering October 18 at 9/8c on American Experience PBS. Coming in Fall 2016 Executive Producer Mark Samels previews our fall lineup. Tesla Preview Meet the genius engineer and inventor whose technology helped create our wireless world.